The weather is warmer-- most days-- and Spring is in the air. Although, in Atlanta, I think they call that pollen. But nevertheless, it's time to dust off the running shoes and excuses not to run that we sometime use during the winter months, if you are like me!
If your training dropped off during the winter months, it is time to pick some races and get your training back on track. That is my plan. Even if you missed the Chattahoochee 10K, or the ING half or whole marathon, there are several great races coming up this month alone that would be a great way to get back into the shape in time for the Peachtree Road Race. Check out the Earth Day 5K in Roswell put on by Spikes Running in Alpharetta or the Corners To Crossing 10K in Norcross, or other Georgia Runner featured races. They are all on the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix race series where you can not only win hardware at the race, but also points for running a Grand Prix race. If you don't know about the Run And See Georgia Grand Prix race series, check it out. The series turns 20 this year and offers more than just another race, but a community of runners that you see each week at the Run and See Georgia races. Even if you are in the same age group competing from the same points, you meet runners and make friends.
So, as Nike says, "Just Do It". We are out of excuses. See you at the races.