Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Next Race and Fundraising Goal

Hello to my new followers! I'm so excited to have you and hope I can entertain you even 1/3 as much as SkinnyRunner. If you haven't been reading or are new, I was planning on running the full marathon this weekend (would've been my first), but didn't realize how time consuming it would be. Since I'm moving in 3 weeks, it's football season, I've had 4 weddings and yoga teacher training, I had to realize my scheduling error and adjust accordingly. So, with all that being said - here is my racing schedule for the next 3 months :

1. Rock'n'Roll Savannah - November 5th 

I'm super excited about this race because I LOVE the RnR series. I've done Nashville and New Orleans and they were so fun. I'm wondering about the music because Nashville was country/southern rock, New Orleans was blues inspired... what does Savannah offer musically? I'm not sure. But it's still going to be awesome. Savannah is beautiful and running through the historic district is going to be awesome. I'm also running this half with my mom for her first, so that's going to be cool too. And my grandma is tagging along to cheer her on. So fun!

2. Rock'n'Roll Las Vegas - December 4th

Can you tell I like the RnR series? This is a night race on the strip. Can it get any better than that? No. I don't think so. I want to dress up like Elvis but am not super creative, so probably won't. 

3. Resolution Half Marathon, Greenville, SC - January 7th

There was not really a pic to go along with it. I don't know if it'll be as exciting as the first two, but I need to do a better job of supporting local races. So I'm doing that. 

Lastly, my trip is officially set for Rwanda. I am going to be volunteering in an orphanage and will start August 1st. The trip is expensive, so I've always been planning to fundraise. Originally, I was going to do a sprint triathlon but in order to save money, we're quitting the gym so I won't have a pool. What does that mean? Half Marathon. Since I'm trying to raise money for a very expensive trip (around $3,000), so I don't want to waste money by traveling to an expensive race. That's why I've decided to run the........




They don't have the 2012 date set yet, but I'm assuming it'll be around April 7th/April 8th. I've heard it's a fun race, it's pretty, it's cheap and it's close. I plan on training pretty hard for this one, so I'm hoping I can beat my previous half time of 2:17. I don't think I will beat it before then because I haven't been training as hard. So... 

That's it!! 

Ever run a local race? 
New Greenville peeps, ever run the Earth Day half?? 


  1. I ran Earth day half about 3 or so years ago. Great race, I think it is a good PR course... some rollers but not difficult. It will not be as flat as Greenville Swamp Half in march. You think you are ready to break 2 hours?! I will be holding track workouts starting soon so if you want to come out and work on speed and running form I'll help you :)

  2. Alisen,

    That is enticing!! I don't know if I can break 2. I'd love to, but I have a low threshold for pain and as soon as it gets uncomfortable, i slow. haha. So... I'm definitely training hard though! And i definitely want to do some track workouts so let me know!

    18 week training starts 12/4

  3. p.s. I'm trying to decide between crossfit endurance and furman first training. I'm doing some research so we'll see.

  4. Never heard of the Greer Half, but it looks great! The new Swamp Rabbit Half looks great but $60 might be a little much in comparison to some other races out there.

  5. Looks like you have your work cut out for you.

    I ran the TR Resolution Half this year and it's a nice no frills kinda race. It has some good rollers in the first half, but then flattens out some. A portion of it also on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

    I never did Greer, but I think it's all about how the weather is shaking out for this race. I heard this one is miserable when hot, because there's not a ton of shade on the course. But they did change the route a couple of years ago, so maybe that's better by now.

  6. I ran the Greer half this year. It was my first half. I posted a 2:19, but I thought it was hard. I trained most of the time on the SRT, so the rolling hills did me in. The only thing I didn't like about it was running on highway. The embankment killed my ankles and the option of running on the grass burm was out due to the risk of spraining ankles. My advice, practice on a slight embankment. Kathrin is correct, the course is not shaded and when hot and humid (like it was when I ran) its not pleasant. Sorry to be a downer, but want to make sure you prepare for the race correctly. Good luck.

  7. Awesome. I'm so happy to have some people that can tell me this stuff. Hopefully, we'll be having an unusually cool spring.

    any other races you can recommend?

  8. Dang! This is a lot of races. But all sounds like so much fun! Good luck with all of them! Love reading everything you are up to.