Get Ready To Run

The snow has melted and the spring flowers are starting to peak up through the soil.  I can finally trade the treadmill in for the trails and get out side to run.  Running outside in the winter is fun for some but I can’t seem to figure out a way to keep my feet warm and hands from going numb!  During the long Michigan winters I maintain my mileage on the treadmill while watching HGTV.  Maybe you run for pure enjoyment and as a way to relieve stress or to maintain your weight.  Whatever your reason for running is it is always good to shake things up and train for a race.  Signing up for a race can help you stay motivated and prevent your body from becoming adapted to your training regime.  Following a specific training program will also help you stay on track and reduce the risk of over training or not being prepared for your race.  Hal Higdon is an accomplished runner and author of over 36 running related books and has spent years developing running programs.  Check out his website for more great information on training! 

Hal’s Novice Programs:

 Hal’s Intermediate Programs:

If you haven’t signed up for a race yet, do so now so you are more motivated to stay on track.  Here are some races in the area that I think are fun!  Let me know if you know of any good races in the area.

Races in the area to check out:

DX – A2 (Dexter to Ann Arbor Half Marathon)

  • Sunday, May 31, 2015
  • 5k, 10k and Half-Marathon
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan

 Franklin Community Center 5k and Strut your Mutt

Escape to Belle Isle

Run Thru Hell

  • Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 8am
  • 5 mile and 10 mile races
  • Hell Creek Ranch, Pinckney, Michigan

The Crim

Run Wild for the Zoo

Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon

  • Sunday, October 18, 2015
  • Fun Run, 5k, Half-Marathon, Marathon Relay, Marathon
  • Detroit, Michigan