It's very weird to me that I don't have any significant races on my schedule for 2012.
The past two years I've run marathons, races of smaller distances, and a triathlon. Aside from my half marathon last week, I have a 5k coming up in June, and the Boilermaker 15k in July.
And that's it.
It's sort of freeing not to be held to a training schedule, and any race anxiety I might have had is non-existent. But at the same time, I'm starting to feel lame. I need to find something to train for, but I think I need a break from doing a full marathon this year, which means the half distance. Which could be:
Wineglass Half Marathon : this marathon/half takes place in Corning, NY in September. It's a flat course and you get a wine glass. Wine. Yum.
Empire State Half Marathon: this was a new race last year here in Syracuse, I know several people who ran it, and I'm familiar with the course, which is good because there would be no surprises, but it could get boring. It takes place in October.
The Diva's Half Marathon: this takes place on Long Island in October, I could stay with my brother or friends for this one, and it looks like a lot of fun!
The Leaf Peeper Half: this takes place in Cortland, where I went to college, and I could find plenty of places to celebrate post race. Once again, it's in October.
Not sure about any tri's this year, IronGirl takes place on Mike's 40th birthday so I didn't register for it, I figured the day should be about him. Our pool opens around Memorial Day, and I am REALLY looking forward to getting back in the water.
It's nice to have options.
I'm crossing my fingers for everyone who entered the NYC Lottery! Good Luck!!!