Muscle Man and I were looking through Craigslist ads. I thought it would be fun to look up "Marathon" we found a post for a race number to the Crater Lake race, if you are interested in buying a bib for this weekend look on Craigslist. Hmmm...CLICK....Can you say PRETTY?? Conversation "Wow we should plan a vacation around that next year...that would be fun." Next August I could check Oregon off the list for 26.2. But HILLS....UGH!!! Not so sure??
This, of course, led me to look a little closer to home, but also outside Washington. To Coeur d Alene, Idaho. The 33rd (yes 33rd it is a sign from the Marathon Gods) Coeur d Alene race will be held on May 10, 2010. My in-laws live 40 minutes for there. Check Idaho off the list.
So in a few short clicks I may have just mentally registered for 2 Marathons in 2010 and if not these races I have started the mental preparation for future Marathons. Covering the BEAUTIFUL Pacific Northwest by the power of my size 10's.
No, I have not put the money down yet....but how exciting to even be thinking about it... I did say I would "Never do this again." How soon we forget...
Has anyone run either of these races?
Feedback good or bad?
How do you decide which Marathons to run?
And recomendations for Feb through August 2010? Would love to run in Oregon, Idaho or California to save in Travel costs...and check off another state.