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yellow2010-05-01 13:22:11 +0000 #1
minn's post about registering for her marathon made me think about what I might want to register for (and when) this year. Which leads me to:

What runs/races does everyone have planned for 2009?

I missed the lottery deadline for the 50 miler I was considering, which is probably a good thing.

So for 2009 I'm thinking...

25k trail 3/28 (registered)
trail marathon 4/25
50k trail 5/23 (although I'm thinking it might be too warm for me at the location I'm considering, so I might replace it with something else, perhaps a hard 50k July 18 in the high country)
trail marathon early September

Heck, if I get either one trail mary or one 50k I'll be happy. I did one trail race in 2008...fell way short of my plans. I hope I'm able to get and stay organized a little better this year!
Grog2010-05-01 13:36:07 +0000 #2
Half-marathon Feb. 15th (road), in Vancouver.

And, as a reward for turning in my PhD dissertation for external examination on May 22nd (hopefully), I'll "race" (with no expectations) the Forest Park 20K trail race in Portland, Oregon.

I'll decide on the Portland race mid-march, depending on how things are doing.

Still hesitating about some 8K women's race in March. Maybe it would be a way to keep me running after the half-marathon.

Care to come running with me in May in Portland, Yellow?
Syndirelah2010-05-01 14:04:38 +0000 #3
Way to go Yellow and Grog!

So far, just two officially-- Illinois half marathon (Champaign, IL) in mid April, and the Cincinnati Flying Pig half marathon (May). I'll probably train for the full marathon, but only run the half to be ready for summer tri season.

I'm applying for summer internships so I have no idea where I'll be living then... but Ill plan races after I hear back.
yellow2010-05-01 14:10:16 +0000 #4

Originally Posted by Grog

Care to come running with me in May in Portland, Yellow?

You know, I just might do that. I looked at the 50k course and like that the elev gain is pretty minimal for a 50k!

Plus Forest Park is beautiful and would be a great place to spend 6+ hours running around. We have many friends in Portland (we lived there back in the early 90s) and it would be a good excuse to go visit and hang out where there's some humidity for a while.
OakLeaf2010-05-01 14:35:27 +0000 #5
I'm in awe of you long distance gals.

I want to finish this year's Daytona 5K at least a minute quicker than my last year's time.

I'd like to do a 10K this year but don't have my eye on anything particular yet.

Baby goals...



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