Sunday, February 10, 2008

New updates to the 2008 Race Calendar

I've made a couple of additions to my 2008 race calendar! Check them out:

Emerald Across the Bay 12K

I signed up for this one for a couple of reasons:

1. On Saturday, I went up to Sausalito via the Golden Gate bridge and it was gorgeous up there! I pretty much decided then that I was going to do the Emerald 12K. I hope the weather is just as nice on race day!

2. The race is five weeks from now and during two of those weeks I'll be on a business trip in China and Japan. Unfortunately, I am not very good about working out when traveling. Vacation, maybe. Business, hardly ever! So I'm hoping that having this race a week after I return will motivate me to get my butt in gear overseas.

On a side note, I ran the Golden Gate Bridge before during the US Half in 2006 - it's definitely fun but to get on the bridge, you need to tackle some serious hills. And I haven't done much hill work lately so I'll need to do some work there.

San Jose Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

My first Rock 'n' Roll event! I'm excited to run this one as it's right in my backyard. The course will be nice and flat so I plan to target this one for a new half PR. It's not until October so I have plenty of time to train. And it was a good deal, too. Using the Disney coupon code ("Disney", if you're interested) with early registration, it was only a $50 race!

Anyone care to join me for these two?


Jenny said...

The rock and roll races sound so fun! I hope you like it! I would love to do one of those.

Thanks for commenting on my race report! I replied to your question over there, but I will here as well: I think consistency (I never missed runs) was key for me, as well as the speed work. (Tempo and repeats) I did the speed work at a pace prescribed for me (based on my 5k PR, and looked up in a book or on Smart coach at, and I really stuck to those paces as close as possible. Hope that helps you meet your goal!

Anonymous said...

hey - the 1/2 in October sounds great. too bad i'm on the east coast though-- maybe that'll be a good excuse to take a mini vacation?!?

good luck with all your races!

Jess said...

Great additions to the schedule!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I loved Sausalito - we were there just a few days after 9/11 though so it was eerie, but I'd love to go back some day. Good luck on the races!!

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