One of the most fun yet painful things to do in December is plan the race calendar for the next year. Its fun because you can pick anything you want. Its painful because you are signing up to get your ass kicked on a regular basis. I like to race each month through the year. Its probably a bit much but I like to think I am young.
|March 2||Napa Valley Marathon||Napa, CA||26.2 miles||Yes||Running with Glenn & Luke once again!|
|April 19||Greenland Trail 50k||Larkspur, CO||31.1 miles||Yes||My first ultra-marathon and its on a trail too! Taking comfort that this is a 4-loop course but it snowed for this race last year.|
|May 3||Indy 500 Festival Mini-Marathon||Indianapolis, IN||13.1 miles||Yes||Running with my sister Natalee! Part of the race occurs on the speedway race track.|
|May 18||Colorado Colfax Marathon||Denver, CO||26.2 miles||Yes||First time but new course for 2008.|
|June ??||Longmont Sunrise Stampede||Longmont, CO||6.22 miles||Not Available Yet||Just a fun local trainer.|
|June 21||Mt. Evans Ascent||Echo Lake, CO||14.5 miles||Yes||Going to redo as high altitude training. Less walking this year!|
|July 20||Leadville Silver Rush Trail 50||Leadville, CO||50 miles||Yes||Its a new event! I was going to run the marathon there held July 5th but this sounds better. Same general trails, longer distance. Building to the LT100 for 2009(?) so this should be a great trial. Possibly need a crew on this one. Guessing 10-12 hours to finish?|
|Aug 17||Pikes Peak Marathon||Manitou Springs, CO||26.2 miles||Not Available Yet||Often said to be the hardest marathon in the world!|
|Sep ??||Boulder Marathon||Boulder, CO||13.1 miles||Not Available Yet||Probably going to do the 1/2 again as a trainer for Denver 2 weeks later.|
|Oct 19||Denver Marathon||Denver, CO||26.2 miles||Yes||My tradition!|
|Nov 2||NYC Marathon||New York, NY||26.2 miles||Not Available Yet||Waiting on registration info. Want to do a major!|
|Nov ??||Longmont Turkey Trot||Longmont, CO||6.22 miles||Not Available Yet||If NYC happens, then might skip.|
So that’s it. Thoughts? Nuts? Too easy? A bunch don’t start registration until after January 1st so this is a tentative schedule I suppose.