Three weeks ago I finished my last race of the year. Now it’s time to make the final decisions for next years races. As much as I was excited for the original ones I planned, a few changes made me rethink the entire year. Chicago Spring Half still doesn’t have a date, so I went back to one of the races I’m looking forward to the most, the Green Bay Half. But unfortunately construction will prevent runners to finish in Lambeau field so that will have to be put on hold. After all, what’s a fan to do when you can’t finish with all that glory? So after looking into what I had on reserve, this is what I plan on doing in 2012:
April 15, 2012 – Platte River Half Marathon
April 22, 2012 – Earth Day Challenge Half Marathon
May 6, 2012 – Greater Binghamton Bridge Run Half Marathon
May 20, 2012 – Rite Aid Cleveland Half Marathon
June 8-9, 2012: Ragnar Relay
September 15, 2012 – Mount Desert Island Half Marathon
October 21, 2012 – Columbus Marathon
November 2012 – Nashville Half Marathon
Facts about 2012 races:
- Round two of 2 races in 8 days
- Repeat of Cleveland, attempt at a quicker time
- Ragnar is my “easy” race of the year
- Yes, that’s a marathon on the list, I’m taking the plunge
- Four more states to cross off of the 25 challenge!
This is only a brief look into the new year, of course as time gets closer, I’ll be looking at race goals and explain why I chose each race. I’m sure some 5k’s and other smaller races will be added, but these are the major ones. I’ve also realized that as long as everything goes as planned, I’ll be able to hopefully finish all 25 states before I turn 30, score!