Tuesday, May 3, 2011

June Races?

May is here and I have one major race: the CRUD 8-Hour Run on May 21.  They have a 24-hour event too, that's not for me this year!  I did the CRUD race last year and it was a blast.  Eight hours running through mud and water at Jubilee State Park outside of Peoria, IL.  Figured I should do it again.  Normally I do the Gnaw Bone 50K race which is one week before CRUD--it was tough to do both races last year so I cut Gnaw Bone and am concentrating solely on the 8-hour CRUD run.  Hope it goes well.  It's my only race in May...which brings me to the blog post title...what races should I do in June?

I already have the Kennekuk 5-Hour "fun run" on June 25, but I need a race too.  Looks like June 11 is a good race date with three races to select from:  Lake Mingo 7.1 Mile Trail Run (Danville, IL), Run Under the Stars 10-Hour race (Paducah, KY), and the inaugural Carmel Marathon in Carmel, IN (just north of Indianapolis).  When I planned my races for the year, the Run Under the Stars 10-hour event was on my schedule.  Seemed like a good training run for Howl at the Moon in August.  Now I'm thinking about the local Lake Mingo trail run. Short, close by, and cheap.  It'll encourage me to work on my speed the next few weeks...and the CRUD race will have developed my endurance.  Then there's that new Carmel Marathon--just a 2 hour drive to be part of the inaugural race.  Marathons can be good tests of speed and endurance.  So many choices, so little time!  If you were me, which race would you do?

5 comments:

jeff said...

lake mingo!!

GTI said...

That new Carmel Marathon sounds interesting...

Suza said...

Carmel marathon!

Chris said...

No KY love for "Run Under the Stars"? Hmmmmm....maybe I should look closer that that Carmel marathon over in Indiana.

pyllon said...

Carmel Marathon sounds like a decent mix of speed and endurance ;)