On Saturday, you can pick your poison as there is a great trail race right in Concord, or you can head into Mass for a fun bike race.
The Emerson Trail Race
This race is put on by Rich Lavers and if anyone know the Concord trails it's him. He's mapped out both a 5k and a 10 mile course which will involve a mix of terrain and will be somewhat technical but will overall be a very fair course. He is sure to do a good job showcasing just how amazing the trail network in our backyard really is. You can register for his race here.
|The aR boys will be hosting the Emerson Trail Race|
The Quabbin Reservoir Bike Race
This is the race that last year Amber caught all the Pro and Cat 1-2 racers and ended up finishing second overall. The course is very scenic and is a challenging race but if you're a road cyclist is definitely a must-do race. You can register here.
|Amber on her cool-down while Danny is still racing|
If you didn't race a marathon the week before, or if you're a glutton for punishment like Dave Audet, you may want to check out a marathon on Sunday:
The Earth Rock Run Marathon
This inaugural race is a two loop course(there is also a half-marathon) that looks to be a fast qualifier for Boston next year in Andover Mass. Should be a good-post race celebration too. While online registration appears closed, it looks like you can register day-of. More info here.
Not in the mood for a race?
With the temps in mid to high 50's, this is the perfect weekend to get out and do some hiking. If you haven't yet, do my favorite hike: Little Haystack-> Lafayette Loop. Shouldn't take more than 3-5 hours depending on your conditioning and willingness to run.
Not in the mood to go outside?
As with every Saturday, Amber will be leading a triathlon swim at the Concord YMCA. It starts far too early for me but I hear it is quite the workout.
Then Sunday you can head over to Living Yoga and join Tina Poirier in a great morning flow yoga session. I always feel so much better after going there: Tina's nurturing spirit, the flexibility gains of yoga and the awesome music makes for a great start to a Sunday.
Regardless of what you do this weekend, try to get outside and/or be active and enjoy every day you have on this planet. As Jeremy Woodword says: Live life to the fittest!
PS: If you didn't see my Boston Marathon video, here's the link.