Saturday, January 28, 2012

2012 Race Plans

ORN:   17 miles

So where will I run this year??  I'm actually having a bit of a quandry in setting up the schedule, complicated a bit more today when I had to cut my planned 22 mile run short, to do only 17.  Is this a way to be set for a 54K trail run in 8 weeks??  I'm having doubts.

Well, anyway, here's what I have registered for at this point:

  • March 24-- Kal-Haven 33.5 Mile Trail Race, Kalamazoo, Michigan.  I ran this last year, did not finish strong and want to do it better this year.  I'm not sure I'm set, though.  
  • April 21--Carmel Marathon, Carmel, Indiana (N of Indy).  2nd year for this race, just an hour from my home.  They moved it to a great date, so I'm taking a shot at it.
  • May 26--Bayshore Marathon, Traverse City, Michigan.  I've been wanting to run this highly-regarded race for three years and only got it now...the marathon sold out in 4 days in December.  Along Lake Michigan, for the Memorial Day weekend.  
  • August 25--North Country Trail Marathon, Manistee, Michigan.  Well into the northern Michigan woods, I'm really looking forward to this trail race at the end of the summer. 
It also appears likely Wes, Darrell and I may have a get together in November at the Chicamunga Battlefield Marathon...stay tuned for details.  

Made a couple of simplifying changes to this blog as well.  On the sidebar, I just have two race links.  One is an updated list of all my races I could find, 105 in all as of today.  Feel free to peruse, there are multiple tabs.  The other is a list of my planned races...both the ones I'm signed up for and the ones I'm still wondering if I'll enter.  

I have a couple of other changes in mind for how I run this blog...that should become evident soon.  




Sarah said...

Hope the shortened run was just due to a bad day!

Wes said...

PLANS! I love plans. If you are intent on doing this race, regardless of how your training goes, then do it with the fitness you have :-) You've always run a well thought out race plan!