I was looking over my race schedule for the year and realized it was kind of wimpy so I went in search of a few races to beef it up. Realizing I’ve never done a trail run event I decided to sign up for my first at Eagle Creek State Park. The 3rd Annual Planet Adventure Eagle Creek Half/Full Trail Marathon will be held Saturday, August 4, 2012. I’ll do the half marathon since this is my first significant trail run. I’m excited to start training for trail running after the Indianapolis Mini Marathon is complete. Of course, I’ll need a pair of trail running shoes and some bug spray for this new adventure!
I also added a 15K which is a part of the Indy Mini Marathon Training Series and a 5 mile race which to be honest is just for fun! The Wine at the Line 5 mile race has free wine tasting and pizza at the end of the run and takes place at Mallow Run Winery. What more could you ask for? Also, this is a day before my birthday so what better way to celebrate than to run 5 miles, drink wine, and eat pizza!?!?!?! I’m still looking to run a few more 5K/10K races throughout the summer and possibly one other more significant distance race toward the end of the year, but that is yet to be decided.
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I’ve also signed up for the Eagle Creek Half. I believe I was actually the 2nd to register, yeah me. It should be a great event, Planet Adventure does a great job. I ran the Winter Half in the Dark at EC, it was fun.
This Half will be a little different in that it isn’t all inside of the Park, so some of it is out on the road.
You definitely want to hit the trails before then, it will slow you down a little from your road pace, but EC is pretty nice and open just a little hillier than the rest of Indy. There’ll be at least one set of stairs if not 2 – 3 depending upon how they set up the course.
I’m wanting to pull the trigger on the Dances with Dirt, but it’s just one week after the Mini.
Sounds like the EC Half is going to be a good time! Dances with Dirt looks INTENSE! Not sure if I’m ready for that yet, though I am considering an ultra in November…we’ll see. Thank you for the comments!