Newport Liberty Half and my fall race schedule

After much debate between the full and half marathon this fall, I’ve decided it’s the season of the half marathon.

I find I walk the fine line of over-training when I train for full marathons because I want to go all in and do it well! I may run Boston in the spring but for now I need to be smart, as I’m still in the process of making sure my tendonitis is healed from this past year.

I also want to highly recommend the recent podcast where Lindsey Hein interviewed Jessica from Pace of Me.  It is all about this balance of over training, good health and taking care of ourselves while also shooting for big running goals. And how social media can encourage us to push too hard.  I loved it. Check it out!

With that decided, I am really excited about getting back into racing!!

First up is a small 5k at the conference I’m attending in Atlanta this weekend.  It will be HOT!! So no time goals for this one- just to get back into the swing of the racing thing again.

Next up is the Newport Liberty Half! (Sunday, September 17)

I ran this one for the first time last year and it’s a fantastic race.  I had an off day because of an overly ambitious race goal mid-marathon training so I’m ready for redemption.

The course is flat and really scenic, as much of it is run along the water with the NYC skyline in the background.  It’s not easy to find mostly flat running around here!

Let me know if you’ll be there! You can find all the details to sign up here.

September 30th is a 5k and kid’s race that my friend puts on to raise awareness and search for solutions to the issue of human trafficking.

The RW Festival Weekend is October 20-22! I’m choosing which races I want to run but looking forward to participating in this again.

And I’ll wrap up the fall with one more fall half marathon, at the Richmond half in November.

Whew! I hope my legs are up for all of that racing.  I’m planning to use my pool running to supplement land running and go for some prs this fall… we’ll see what happens!

Are you running any of the same fall races?

What’s your big fall goal?

I am linking up with SuzRachelLora, and Debbie for Running Coaches CornerPattyErika, and Marcia for Tuesdays on the Run, NicoleAnnmarieMichelle, and Jen for Wild Workout Wednesday.

12 thoughts on “Newport Liberty Half and my fall race schedule

  1. I’m glad you made a decision. And I can tell from the language in this post that it’s the right way. You seem lighter! 😉 I listened to Lindsey and Jess’ podcast yesterday and fully agree that it’s a must listen. It’s so easy to get swept away and I’m glad that Jess felt ready to talk about it openly. She’s such a sweet and caring person!

  2. It wasn’t my intention, but now that my husband has to scratch, I’m feeling a sense of team obligation to run Newport Liberty, even though my goal half (Hartford) is a month after. I’ve done two halfs three weeks apart, so I know it’s not impossible, but I’m afraid of derailing my goal race training.

  3. NICE! my husband is running the richmond half so I’ll DEFINITELY be cheering for you! unless of course i’m newly postpartum and/or in the hospital (my due date is nov 16, but my babies are typically late) which, incidentally, is my fall goal! healthy baby girl!

    CANNOT wait to cheer you on!

  4. Hey Laura! Thank you so much for recommending my podcast with Jess! It’s definitely going to go down as one of my favorite conversations. Thank you so much for listening and supporting the show! 🙂 XO! – Lindsey

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