So, I’m pretty sure I want to do a Spring Marathon. I need to decide which one to run, and pretty quick, because the first one on the list is opening registration Saturday, December 1st, and the word from those who know say it sells out in one day.
Here’s my list of Options:
Bayshore Marathon –
PRO: Great scenery, always wanted to run this event, great town, popular and mid-sized but not huge. Flat course. My parents have a condo 40 minutes away I can stay at.
CON: In-state but still travel at a 4 hour drive. Have to decide early and commit and it’s a holiday weekend so who knows what I’ll want to do. Family will have to adjust to my schedule, and hate to ask this when I also expect to travel to
in November 2013 for the marathon. New York
PRO: An hours drive. A date with some good weather. The infamous Detroit Runner has it on his schedule. It would be neat to see more of Lansing, a college town with a mix of rural areas
? (Moo-U?) I’m a wolverine, so I'd be a stranger in a strange land. Small marathon, no race day pickup unlike Lansing so I would have to travel there the night before. Toledo
CON: Also a small marathon, and I have no ties whatsoever to
(except I’ve been to the Zoo, which is wonderful, and wasn’t Klinger from MASH born there?) Toledo
Martian Martian - Dearborn, MI April 13th, 2013
PRO: Running Fit supports it, and they’re good people. The race has some fun race gimmicks and themes. Great kids run. A 30 minute drive or less
CON: The course is pretty hilly, but that’s the only fun part. Mundane and blah. The full gives you nothing that the half doesn’t give.
PRO: Ran it last year and enjoyed myself.
CON: It’s really a summer marathon at June 8th. From who I have spoken with, the course changes aren’t really the parts I wanted changed. Very, very Hilly course.
So, there you have it. If you've run one of these, let me know. The decision time is coming. Tick-tock, tick-tock…...