HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there.
I will go back to doing my regular weekly Sunday training update next week. This week I thought I would share some of the races I plan on running throughout the season. Hopefully I will see some of you at a race or two.
May 30th- Whitehall Borough 5K
June 4th- Gateway Track Mile: I do this race every year. It's a one mile race at the Gateway Middle School. The race is put on by the Tuesday Night Run group and cost nothing. They usually run about 4 heats and the competition is always good. Winners of each heat win homemade chocolates from Tammy Slusser. She is one of the main people who put on the race and is a former Marathon winner. Details can be found on runhigh.com
June 20th-Wilkins Township 5K: This is a small local race in Wilkins Township. I will have more details later in the week on it. I run this race because I live in the area, so it is always nice to do the home town race.
June 27th- Oakmont 5K
June 28th- Yelllow Jacket 5K: If you were at the PGH Marathon expo you may have ran into this booth. This race is new to Pittsburgh but I would expect a good turnout after seeing the medal, every runner receives one.
July 25th- Turtle Trot 5K: Another local race but this is a very flat and fast race. If you are looking for a race to PR this could be one. The competition is always good for a small race and you can expect the winner to have a blazing time.
July 31st- GNC Liberty Mile: This race is a must do just to come watch the elite runners. The field is always stacked with sub 4 min. mile runners and always come down to a close finish. The course is filled with people cheering you on and is right in the heart of downtown.
August 8th- BattleFrog : This is one of the best obstacle races in the game. It is held in Wampum Pa. at the mines and meadow grounds. .8 of the race is ran in the mine shaft. This race will bring in the best of the best for the elite field, but at the same time has a race for everyone and is very family friendly. Remember you can save a few dollars off any race by using my promo code BFByrne for a discount.
August 22nd- Run Around The Square: This is my favorite race of the season. It's a local 5K that is the biggest small town race in Pittsburgh. It sells out every year. The course is half on the road and half on the trails of Frick Park. The finish area is a big party with free beer and hotdogs from the sponsor D's Six Pack.
September 26th- Gladiator Rock N Run: This is the first obstacle race I ever ran and is a great one for people looking to run a shorter distance. It is a 5K course filled with many obstacles. You can also enter as a team so its a good one to run with some friends.
September 27th-Great Race
DATE TBD-EQT Ten Miler
This is just some of the races I will be doing. I am sure I will end up doing more once I find out what races SCRR will be doing. Also if you live in Pittsburgh and are not a member of Steel City Road Runners I would highly suggest you come to one the training runs. The people are awesome and if you decide to become a member you will get race discounts and other perks.