Oak Barrel is hands down my favorite half marathon I've run to date and after running 10 half marathons this year so far and 11 total I've gotten a pretty good feel for what I like and don't like in a half and what I want to pay. This race is going to be a group event next year and I'm more excited about this than I am about any race I've run to date. Our college friends are going to get together for the weekend and several of us are planning to run this half. I think it's going to be a great race for all of them and a wonderful weekend in general. My half PR is on this course so unless I run a fast half before then I've got my sights set on a big PR for this race.
In late 2011 I committed to running 12 half marathons in 2012 and at the time I thought it would be incredibly difficult to do but now that the year is winding down I'm thinking 13 in 2013 isn't completely out of the question. Last year Jill organized the group of us that would be running 12 in 2012. I didn't take part in either of the corporate sponsorships because this challenge was more about proving to myself I was capable of doing this rather than anything else. A year ago I had not even run my first half so it's amazing what a difference a year makes especially for me as a runner.
Like I said I'd love suggestions from all of you for races to run in 2013. While I would mainly like to focus on half marathons if there are any shorter (or longer) races that you think are outstanding then feel free to throw those out too. Good luck in planning your 2013 race calendar! Is it sad that I already have a race on my calendar for 2014?
**Today is the last day for our Team Tanya Raffle & Virtual Run and as it stands right now we have way more prizes than people to give them to. Thanks for all of your support with March of Dimes, Wounded Warrior Project, and the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run this year. You all never cease to amaze me with your generosity!
What races would you recommend for next year?
Would you run 13 half marathons in 2013?