I realized that I have been talking about my running but never shared what I am training for. Whoops. I am training with a small group at Fleet Feet this fall to push my pace. Since finishing my first marathon this spring I really wanted to work on my speed. I am planning on running two half-marathons this fall. Hey, two halves equal a full right? In October, I will be running the Bull City Half-Marathon. The race features a food truck rally afterwards with a ton of local NC food trucks.
In November, I will be running the City of Oaks half. Raleigh’s nickname is the City of Oaks. I have talked to many runners and they all have said that the City of Oaks is their favorite course. The course starts at NC State University and then takes you all around historic downtown. You finish the last mile on Hillsborough Street.
My goal for this training season is to push my pace and learn to run faster. Ultimately, I want to run a sub 2 hour half. I think with good training this fall that I could do it in the spring. For these races I want to have fun and stay under a 2:10 for my finish time. Honestly, I am ready for some redemption after my miserable Marathon race this spring and hope that shorter distances and cooler weather is the key.
Do you enjoy running races? What pushes you to beat a goal?