This might be a little late to the game since I have already run 3 races this year, but I have been meaning to post my race schedule (that I know of) for at least the first half of 2012. After that, who knows what will happen.
So here it is, what is on my race calendar for the first half of 2012!
02.11.12 – Golden Gate Trail Marathon
My first trail marathon and my 12th overall marathon! I signed up for this kind of on a whim one day and then proceeded to talk Alyssa into one of the distances, who talked Courtney into it, and it snowballed from there. It should be a really fun day out there with a ton of friends!
See those mountains behind the Golden Gate Bridge pictured above? That’s where we will be running!
02.25.12 – PCTR Pacifica 30k
Hmm this sounds awfully familiar? I originally signed up for last weekend’s race with PCTR, who then moved their date to February. So I will be back to Pacifica next month, and maybe I will complete the 30k this time.
03.04.12 – Napa Marathon
This marathon has been on my list forever and I went back and forth on if I wanted to run it as a training run for AR50 or not. Sell out was getting close so I just signed up. There will be a ton of friends out there running that day too, and I will be out for a cruise in wine country, practicing pacing, fueling and finally running the Napa Marathon!
I spectated this race back in 2009 in the pouring rain!
03.17.12 – CTR Canyon Meadow 50k
I haven’t singed up for this race yet, but I will either be doing this one, or one the next day with Inside Trail Racing in Marin. I am leaning towards this one since I love Redwood Park, I ran a 30k there once, and it’s an easy drive from my house. I should probably just sign up.
04.07.12 – American River 50
The biggie that all those previously listed races are gearing towards.
If I continue to run after AR50 (kidding!), this is what I have planned….
04.22.12 – SLO Marathon
I will NOT be running this race but I will be down there to support the morning crew. I am really excited to get to be a tiny part of SLO’s first marathon.
05.12.12 – Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon
I am really excited for this one. I ran this race once before, but this time it’s extra special. My sister in law registered for her first half marathon when we were together at Christmas and I signed up too to run with her! I have helped her make a plan and am really excited to follow her training and help her out in any way that I can. Being there when she crosses the finish line will be the cherry on top.
07.29.12 – San Francisco Marathon (or Half Marathon)
It’s no secret I love SFM, I have run one race or another every year! This year will be my 5th consecutive year which means I will be a legacy runner! I also get to run as an Ambassador again this year, which I am very excited about. I still don’t know which race I will be doing (the full, first half or second half), but I have some time to decide. Do I continue the pattern I have done in the past (full, first, second, full, first) or do I mix it up? We shall see!
The rest of 2012…
After that is up in the air! I am not planning on deciding what I want to do with the fall until after April. Who knows where my heart will be then! More trail running? More ultras? Or back to road marathons? Only time will tell.
So who I am going to see at any of the above races?!? Anything I should keep my eye out for or add to my schedule? Any fall recommendations?