There are two more races on the SRRC schedule before the Frostbite Festival. The Canal Connection 10k is set for Sunday, November 4 in Utica, and the Jingle Bell 5k is scheduled for Saturday, November 17 in Springfield. The Frost Toes schedule calls for an 11-mile run on November 3 and our practice run on the Frostbite Festival course on November 17.
So what do you do if you're already signed up for those races but you want to keep up your Frost Toes schedule?
My suggestion for everyone signed up for the Canal Connection is just to run some extra miles after the race. You're going to be running 6.2 miles, and you're probably going to run fast because the Canal Connection is known as a good race for setting a PR. So after you finish, just do a cool-down run of 4 or 5 miles to log at least 10 for the weekend.
The weekend of the Jingle Bell 5k is more of a problem. You probably don't want to run the 10-mile Frostbite Festival course and then run a 5k; that would be a half marathon. So why not run the Jingle Bell race on Saturday and run the course on Sunday? If you want to do that, please let me know so I can plan to put sufficient water and Gatorade on the course.
Who Wants a T-shirt?
Graphic artist and fellow Frost Toe Anne Baker has designed a Frost Toes T-shirt, perfect for telling the world that you are part of the inaugural Frost Toes training group!
If a T-shirt sounds like a good idea, let me know that you would be interested in buying one. I'd like to have an idea of how many shirts we'll be ordering when I contact a vendor for the shirts and printing.
I'd like to get these printed on black long-sleeve tech shirts. Email me or post a comment (with your name included) if you're interested in a shirt.
That's more than enough for one post. I'll be putting up the route for next Saturday's 10-mile run in a day or two. By the way, EVERYONE did great on the hills today! You guys are truly Frost Toes!