>> Wednesday, September 14, 2016
My last race was one of the USATF team races: O'Gara's Run 8K back in March. And now I'm thinking about ending the season by racing the final team race: the Fort Snelling 15K Relay on October 16.
It's one of those races that has very little posted about it online, but my understanding is that it's a 3-person relay race around Pike Island in Fort Snelling. Pike Island is quite flat, and it's got a smooth, packed running surface. Here's a photo showing a bit of the path from 1 of 3 times I was out there with my boys this summer (from this post on Henry's last day of preschool):
I'm also thinking about another race 7.5 weeks away: Rocky's Run 6K CC run. This is the last race in the MDRA "Grand Prix" series for 2016, and it's run on a golf course in Roseville (so it's not some SUPER crazy-hard CC run). If I am able to race the 15K relay in a few weeks and everything goes OK there, I'd love to score a few more (pointless) points in the Grand Prix at Rocky's. That was the race back in 2012 that secured my Grand Prix title - that was a fun year of racing!
Anyway, wish me luck with some upcoming (gentle) speed work sessions!