It’s still weird to write 2021. The number just looks weird, right? Anyway, I just signed up for the 2021 Carmel Half Marathon! It’s supposedly going to be an in-person race! With mask requirements (except during the race), limited spots, and staggered start times, I’m confident it’ll be a safe race.
2021 Carmel Half Marathon
The Carmel Half Marathon in Carmel, Indiana on Saturday April 3rd. It was never on my bucket list, especially since I’ve already run the Indianapolis Marathon a few years back.
Buuuuut, it’s a “real” race, plus my crazy friends are running the full! Indiana is flat as a pancake so even though the race is about a month before the Pig training schedule I’m currently on, I’m not worried about it. I’m just excited to spend a short weekend with friends, run a no-pressure half, and then cheer on my friends!
Other 2021 Races
I still plan on participating in the 2021 Flying Pig in some capacity. So far the races will all be virtual again this spring. 🙁 The entire weekend is just too huge. That said, the organization is amazing! Supporting them via virtual races will ensure we can have fabulous “real” races in the future!
And then there is the OH 70.3 in July! My registration was deferred from 2020 so I’m already in for 2021. I’ve kept up swimming 1-2x a week, biking 1x a week and running here and there. Official training won’t start until March, at which point I’ll really need to buckle down.