In March, I provided an update to my schedule posted on the right. Basically, I decided to sign up for the Patriots Half, rather than he Luray Double, since my credit for last years Patriots Half couldn't go to the Luray Triathlon. At that time, I also signed up for the DCTri HIP program (we call ourselves HIPsters).
So after much debate (well, not really), I've made a few changes based on some recent developments. First, the Battle of the Boulevard 10k race was renamed the Pacers Running Festival and no longer contains a 10k option (its now a 5k and a Half Marathon). I took a look at the Half Marathon course and all I can say is that I hope they have a lot of volunteers to make sure runners don't get lost. That course is confusing! So I won't be doing that.
Instead, my work's running club is sponsoring entry to a race near our house. The race is called the Patriot's Cup 8k Corporate Challenge. Best of all, its free! And you know what else? My work's cycling club is sponsoring entry to a cycling race (non-competitive) in Crystal City called the Air Force Classic Crystal Ride. The Air Force Classic is part of the Pro Am cycling tour that also stops in Clarendon for what used to be called the CSC Invitational, and is now called the Air Force Classic Clarendon Cup. The Clarendon Cup is held in Clarendon on Saturday May 30 and the Air Force Classic Pro Race is held in Crystal City on Sunday May 31. The Crystal Ride, which is the amateur component is held before the Pro Race on Sunday, offering options of 25k, 50k, or 100k distances. So I signed up for the 100k option...again, for free!
Sadly, my work's running club did not get their info into the Army 10 Miler early enough this year, so they missed out on the entries we've received for the past years. I found this out after race registration closed, so this will be the first time in 5 years that I haven't run the race. Boo hoo. Patriots Half will be my last official race of the season.