Well, 2014 included two trail 50Ks, 12 road marathons (including 6 in 7 days), a trail double-marathon, and a few shorter races. With no major injuries I’m planning on more races in 2015 in several states and a shot at a BQ (Boston Marathon qualifying time) of 3:30 or less.
Last week I was lucky to participate in the New England Challenge! Completed the marathon distance (26.2 miles) in 5 states (Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts) in 5 Days (Monday through Friday). Then ran my 19th consecutive Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon on Sunday. Great week with no injuries!
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This Saturday (July 6)is the day for Muddy Paws, a scenic trail run and walk in the gorgeous Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula, Ohio! The trail race is 10 and 5 miles, and if you enjoy running with your dog, there’s a 2 mile course for you! A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit the HSGA. More info on the web site and Facebook.
The Seventh Annual Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Race will take place on July 27-28. The race starts at Squire’s Castle in Willoughby Hills, OH and finishes (30 hours later) in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The course is about 75% trail and includes beautiful sections of the Cleveland Metroparks, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the MetroParks Serving Summit County. The race is once again the USA Track and Field 100 Mile Trail National Championship. More info at the web site and Facebook page.
The newest race from Western Reserve Racing is the Run/Walk for Stronger Bones. The race will take place on Sunday, May 5 near the Independence Community Center in Independence, Ohio. The race was held for 16 years before a hiatus in 2012 and a return to its original location.
5K Run – $25 (or $15 for no-shirt option)
1M Walk – $15 (or $5 for no shirt option)
Entrants will receive a unisex cotton t-shirt or save $10 for an entry without the shirt.
The Run/Walk for Stronger Bones raises awareness of the effects of osteoporosis. 10% of entry fees will be donated to the Osteporosis Walk Foundation. Read more about the history of the event.
The event will also feature Pre-Event and Post-Event Stretching with Kim Scott Sowinski. Since the late 1970’s, Kim has been a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, fitness writer/producer, and now yoga instructor (200 hour RYT) with the Yoga Alliance.
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The 2013 Dirty Trail Series is coming to an end this month. On Saturday, November 24 the final race in the 16-race series, the Dirty Dirty 5K will take place at Howe Meadow in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. (All runners get apair of Swiftwick Aspire Two Socks – a $14 value!) Stay tuned to the Dirty web site as we’ll soon be announcing the dates and locations for the 2013 races.