My 5K Walking Schedule for 2015

In my 2015 goals post, I mentioned that one of my goals is to walk 12 5Ks during 2015. Well guess what? I will have a huge dent in my goal come May. Yesterday while we were snowed in, hubby and I looked at the upcoming races and got scheduled for quite a few. My current race schedule is below.

5K Road Race

Registered For or Completed

January 1st – New Year’s Day 5K – DONE
February 14th – Chocolate Lover’s 5K – DONE
March 7th – Be Great Run 8K – walking a 2 mile (not part of the 12, but listing it)
March 15th – St. Patrick’s Day 5K (pizza and beer served after!)
March 21st – Knoxville Superheroes 5K (trail race – currently working on my super hero costume)
March 29th – Knoxville Covenant 5K (finishes on the 50 yard line of Neyland Stadium)
April 11th – Color Me Rad 5K (one of my favorite 5Ks to do)
April 25th – Dogwood Classic 5K
May 3rd – Suck It Up Buttercup 5K (yes mainly doing this one for the name)

That’s 8 of the 12 there (not counting the 2 mile walk I am doing)

Later in the Year – Yearly Traditions

July 3rd – Fireball Classic 5K (the night before the 4th)
November 26th – AutumnFest 5K (Thanksgiving morning)
December 6th – Leftover Run 5K

This will make 11. I only have to find at least 1 more and I will have met my goal.

What do I need to do now? GET WALKING! We have had so much snow/ice that I haven’t made it to the gym or our walking trail in quite a while. I am going to be creating a plan of attack from now til May. This will be the most I have done at once in quite a while (before my two leg surgeries actually). While I would love to set a PR during one race, I will be choosy about which one I try for. Quite possibly the Dogwood Classic 5K. It is fairly flat (for Knoxville) and gives me plenty of training time.

Do you have any races scheduled? What super hero would you dress up as?



6 Responses to “My 5K Walking Schedule for 2015”

  1. Awesome way to make a goal, and stick with it. You have a great plan, and I’m sure you’ll find one more.