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To date I’ve run over 150 races ranging from 5ks and ultra marathons. I’ve also done two relay races (Ragnar Relay Chicago and Illinois Marathon Relay). Right now I am focusing on completing my goal of running a half marathon in each state. I have 10 more to go. However, there are a few races I would love to run one day.
It seems like almost every runner would love to do this race. However, the qualifying times still make it difficult for me. Remember, I am a “slow” turtle. Right now I need a 3:55 to qualify but most likely need a 3:50 to maybe guarantee a spot. A big maybe.
Marine Corps Marathon
I’ve run this race before but now I would like to run it “officially”. Enough said, you get my point. Once I am done with my goal, this is the marathon I plan to run.
Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Miler
I love running in DC and enjoy 10 mile races. These two make the perfect race. I know so many people that have run this race and have enjoyed it. I want to be a part of it too. Next year’s race will be on April 5th with the lottery opening up in early December. A lottery for a 10 miler race? Yep, it is that popular.
Little Rock Marathon
I ran the half marathon in 2013 but when I saw the medal for the marathon, I knew I had to go back one day and run the marathon. That thing is as big as your face!
Yes, only 4 races on my list. Have you run any of those races? What’s on your bucket list?
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I ran my bucket list race, Big Sur, 3 years ago. After that, the dilemma was what next? Of course I wanted Boston but never qualified. Now I just want to run another half.
Sometimes I wonder if I’ll go the charity route in order to run the Boston Marathon since I know I’ll never get a free bib.
Cherry Blossom and MCM are the 2 big races around here! Hope you have a chance to run them sometime
I know!! One day I will run those races.
All good races! I’d love to run Boston one day but I am also pretty far off a qualifying time haha. I really would like to run the world marathon majors. There are actually a a lot of marathons on my list haha. Big Sur in California seems really gorgeous and I also think California International Marathon would be a great course for a marathon PR. On my side of the coast I’d love to get a shot at the Dopey Challenge one day.
I know Big Sur is a popular one! Oh and Dopey Challenge too. I did Goofy a few years ago and that was quite an experience. It wasn’t horrible but don’t think I would want to do it again. My body will not tolerate running 39.3 miles in two days.
Wow, the size of that Little Rock medal is seriously impressive!
Yes it is!
Well, I have run Cherry Blossom and MCM is happening in two months. Boston would be great, but I’d have to knock off a good 30 minutes off my fastest marathon…and that’s unlikely. I really don’t want it THAT bad to assume a nearly 24/7 lifestyle for the four months of training to maybe get a qualifying time.
Oh I know what you mean. I guess you have to want it bad enough to spend lots of time to qualify.
The Cherry Blossom 10 Miler sounds like such a great race. Boston — totally out of my reach (even if I did run a marathon, LOL).
There are so many races I’d like to do, so many states where it’s really hard to choose! I hope you get to do at least some of these (sounds like you will).
That Cherry Blossom one looks amazing! It must be if it’s a lottery.
If you really want to run Boston I bet you can. I recommend a Revel marathon because they are downhill races and gravity is your friend when you want to run fast.
I did a race in Utah that was mostly downhill. The altitude did affect me and it was “fun” cruising down but I was sore for days.
I would love to do the Little Rock Marathon – you know how much I love my bling! LoL
Isn’t it an awesome medal?
Well coincidentally, I am in Little Rock as I write this! I just got back from a 6-mile run in the brutal heat and I can see why they do their marathon when they do! I’ve done the Marine Corps Marathon and the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and loved them both. I will never qualify for Boston but by hook or by crook I will some day run it!
Love it…..by hook or by crook!!!
I have two bucket list races.
One lap of the Formula One track in Belgium
Three races in three days in Old San Juan!
Running in Puerto Rico looks like fun!