Here is a list (not solid yet) of upcoming races on my calendar. My quest for 13 Half and Full Marathons for 2013 continues into the Summer and Fall. There are a bunch of options, but spacing them out is proving to be a bit of a challenge.
On recommendation of folks that have run this race before, this Half Marathon is on my list during a road trip to NY this August. This race will put my Half/Full count at 7 for the year. That leaves 6 more for Fall.
9/21 – Midtown Race Series Johnson Lexus Half Marathon in Raleigh
I’ve already signed up for this Marathon in Asheville, NC. I ran the Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate earlier this year in March, and just fell in love with the City of Asheville, so I thought I would return in the Fall for the City Marathon. Completely different course. I took advantage of the discount they were offering on National Running Day!
I may run the Greensboro Marathon on 10/26.
I ran this hilly Half last year. It is a Halloween themed race that was really tough, but very enjoyable. Not sure I can do a back to back Half and Full the same weekend. Jury is still out on this weekend.
The City of Oaks is our local marathon in the Fall, and this will be my first year running it. I work along the race route, and have worked the last two years on race day. It makes me very jealous to watch the masses pass by, but this year will be a different story.
Depending on if I get all these races in, my goal will be complete at this Marathon on 11/3. If I happen to miss one of the events listed above, I have a fall back on race, the Skinny Turkey Half Marathon on Thanksgiving Day. I have run that race the last two years, and really want to reach my goal prior to that this year so that I can just eat on Turkey Day.
So, what do you think of this schedule? It means either 4 or 5 marathons this year, and either 8 or 9 Halves. Lofty goal that I set for myself at the beginning of the year, but I can make it, if I stay focused, trained and injury free.