Thursday, October 18, 2012

My Winter Race Schedule

I've been on a bit of a running/training break since Lakefront Marathon, which has given me plenty of time to plan my winter racing schedule. 

Since Wisconsin winter weather can be a bit unpredictable, I like sticking with shorter races. After all, anyone can put up with cold/snow/winds/rain/ice for 3.1 miles! It's also no secret that I love racing 5ks. It's a chance to put all that speedwork to the test and see if you have what it takes. 

Winter running = Jackets, tights and gloves!

As a bonus, racing during the winter months can help you stay motivated to train and also allows you to indulge in a few extra treats around the holidays, guilt free!

Here's my race calendar for the upcoming months:

*Part of the GLM Winter Run Series

Let's talk: Who else is racing this winter? What races are you doing? If you're not racing, will you keep running during the winter months?

Also, anyone know where I can buy cheap, knit gloves? I like to start a race wearing them but tend to throw them off midway through, which means I need to stockpile these gloves now :)

- ST


  1. Go to walmart :) They'll be like a buck. Or Goodwill.

  2. Hi Sun - I got to your blog from Daily Mile. I use a pair of thin Nike running gloves - they do womens' ones too. They may not be very warm but they keep the wind off and if I get too hot (I normally do after mile 5) I can stuff them in a tiny pocket in my shorts or even in the elastic waist band.

    1. Thanks for the tip, David - I'll have to check out those gloves!

  3. That's my plan too -- stick to 5ks. I want to do the Drumstick Dash but I'll be out of town :(

    1. There are so many 5ks during the winter I'm sure you'll find a good one!

  4. I like those $1 gloves at gas stations - you don't get upset losing them :P

    This is an awesome schedule! I can't wait to read your recaps.

    1. Thanks Alex - I'll have to check out my local gas station!

  5. That's a great winter schedule. My racing season started in September and I'll race through May. Then it gets too hot and I'll manly do strength training and shorter runs with speed work. You have to bundle up for your winter runs, and I mostly can get away with a light jacket. For this fall and winter, my plans look like this:
    September 15: Galveston 10K - done in 50'19".
    September 29: Mt Taylor (NM) 50K - done
    November 3: Rocky Raccoon (TX) 50K - done
    January 12: Bandera 50K
    February 16: Cross Timbers marathon
    February 23: Surfside Beach marathon
    March 9: Crazy Desert (San Angelo) 50K
    April 6: Hells Hills 50K
    May 4: Pandora's BoX of RoX marathon
    May 25: Jemez Mt (NM) 50K

    1. Wow, that's a lot of 50k races! Good luck with your training and the races - I'm sure you'll do great :)