I am currently registered for the Snowman Stampede 5 and 10 mile races in Littleton, Colorado on February 18. As with the previous race in this series, I will run both the 5 and 10 mile races. Once more races are run consecutively with an hour and 15 minutes in between. This time these races do fit well into my training plan – I anticipate this will take me the full 2.5 hours and I need running that day. The previous race in January was on an incredibly nice sunny day and I hope that good luck returns!
My reasons for running the Snowman Stampede:
- Good combination distance with no real concerns except for the footing.
- Fairly close, relatively speaking.
- Third part of a three part ‘series’ of races – the previous one was also a 5 and 10 mile combination.
- The course follows the South Platte river where I ran while attending the law enforcement academy in Littleton. It will be nice to revisit some of the bridges which are old friends of mine. (If you have never run across a wooden bridge over a river, you should try it.)
- Good race to help maintain motivation and give a break in scenery.
- Completes the series which I signed up for back in December.
Weather: as I write this, it is 18 degrees in Northeast Colorado.
Checking the 10 day forecast (why do I bother – this is almost always wrong), I get: 47, mostly sunny, with overnight lows in the 20s. I’ll believe it when I see it!
The races start at 9:00 and 10:15 and there is no time change to worry about. Nice! Littleton, here I come!