I am very excited to have three races coming up. The first one is the Tyler Fresh 15k on Saturday, March 4. This race attracts world class athletes every year. Last year’s female winner of the 15k ran the fastest 15k time in the world for the year. I am not sure whether that time held as the fastest in the world for all of 2016, but regardless, her time was fast! I will be running in the elite field for this challenging 15k. The first half of the course is relatively flat, but the second half goes through a nice neighborhood with some monster hills. There is a 300-400 ft climb for this race. I love running in the Fresh 15k, because it is awesome to feel the energy and excitement of this small town in Texas when it transforms into a pumped up road racing town hosting an elite level competition.
On Saturday, March 11, I am running the St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville 5k. This is a huge event that I have never been to before. Typically, I run into the traffic that surrounds this event on the way to my kid’s Saturday activities! The race takes place before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The course begins and ends at Central Market and goes by the Village Apartments. (My husband lived in these apartments when we first met!) This will be the most festive race I have ever run in.
The following weekend, on Sunday, March 19 , I will run the Dallas Rock and Roll Half Marathon. Beginning and ending in Downtown Dallas, this is an enormous event with tough competition. My favorite half marathons are downtown, city street half marathons, so I can’t wait!