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I am excited to be planning my race calendar for next year.  My knee is much better.  I took a week off from running and ran a few times last week.  It doesn’t hurt to run but do feel some stiffness.  But overall it does feel so much better.

So far here is my list:

Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans, February 10 – I’ve done this race before and have enjoyed it a lot.  However, next year I don’t know if I will make it after all.  My training hasn’t been going great.  I am waiting to hear back from my coach to see if I can still make it or not.

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Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K, March 24 – This is one of my favorite races!  I love the distance and the location.

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Delaware Festival Marathon, April 28 – I am looking forward to running in a new state!  Kim is the one who told me about it.  

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Missoula Half Marathon, June 30 –  Another race in a new state!  This race is flat, fast, and point-to-point.  The course looks so pretty!  Check out the video below.  If you want to sign up, use code BibRave19 to save $5 off your registration fee.

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Elmhurst 4 on the 4th, July 4 – This is another of my favorite races.  I have done this a few times and always look forward to it.

Kiawah Island Half Marathon, December 8 – Another new state!  This will be my last race of the year.

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So that is what I have so far on my list for next year.  Any suggestions for a good race in GA, MI, ID, NM, KS, ND, SD, or WY?

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18 Comments on 2019 Running Plans

  1. Wow! You have an ambitious schedule for 2019! I have a suggestion for SD. Leading Ladies marathon (they also have a half) is an all-women race run in a beautiful canyon, mostly downhill, fantastic amenities, small, easy logistics, and it’s worth doing just to meet the race director. It was my absolute favorite marathon. I think it’s in August.

    • Thanks for the suggestion. I think that at one point that race was on my list. I will look into it.

    • I am excited about those too. Saw yesterday that there was a sale on registration for the 12 days of Christmas.

  2. You’ve got a great year planned so far. Missoula sounds fun but June is a no go for me. My all-time fave full and half marathons are in Grand Rapids Michigan in October. Cool weather, peak fall colors, flat course, it’s all good!

    • You had me at flat. I am also thinking about the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon. It is also in October.

  3. Sounds like some good races. I have one on my calendar right now, and it’s in February. I don’t know if I want to train then for a spring race or wait until the fall? That’s a long time to go between races.

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