Winter Races?

I’ve been pondering quite a few running things lately.

Things like starting a new training plan, picking my first full/ultra, quitting racing altogether (silly me) and running a winter half, the NYRR Manhattan Half on Sunday January 27, 2013

Rewind that, running a winter half? Am I crazy? Who runs a half marathon in New York in January? Someone must or else they wouldn’t hold it. Freezing temps, snow, and ice?  If others can do it why shouldn’t /can’t I ? Am I hardcore enough? Can I even survive 13.1 miles in bone chilling and or snowy conditions? I’ll never know if I don’t try and I want to try, I think.

2012 Manhattan Half Start

What do you think – winter race = fun or hell cray cray no? Have you ever run a race in the winter? Would you consider it? Do you want to run it with me?

10 comments

    I'd totally do it, but I'm the crazy girl who prefers training for early spring marathons instead of fall. Wish I was just a bit closer to NY!

    MCM Mama | 4 years ago Reply

      I love running in the snow. my luck it'll be 50 degrees on race day ;) which is fine too

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    meh.. running in the ice/cold/snow doesn't sound fun to me. I'll stick with my fall races! (: thats cold enough!

    Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife | 4 years ago Reply

      I think of it as an adventure, fall running is my favorite!

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    I race year round. My first race ever was a Dec 5K. I would run a half in January or February without even a second thought.

    Nicki | 4 years ago Reply

      Since I had to sit out my fall Half Im itching for another... Jan seems to be the soonest, maybe a december shorter race will do the trick ;)

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    Definitely do it, there are enough people around to ensure you are safe and if it is snowing its an added bonus and bragging rights :-)

    Harold | 4 years ago Reply

      Yes bragging rights! even if I finish last i'd still be awesome ;)

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

    I think it'd definitey be a wild experience!!! I used to run on my own in the winter but never an actual race! I'd need some major gear! Haha I totally think u should do it tho!!! :0) spa <33

    Jenna | 4 years ago Reply

      I love gear so I guess running a winter race is the perfect excuse for some new gear ;)

      Josephine | 4 years ago Reply

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