Okay, the bug has officially bit me hard. I want to run a marathon this fall!
I’ve been having some confidence boosting workouts lately and am ready to tackle the sub 3:20 marathon goal again.
I’ve been looking at races in the northeast and would love your input. Here’s what I’ve come up with:
Richmond Marathon (November): I don’t know much about this race or the course, but my sister recently moved near Richmond so it would be a great excuse to visit!
Philadelphia Marathon (November): The Philly half was my first ever race. I would love to go back and do the full!
Mohawk Hudson Valley Marathon (October): This race is only a couple hours from me. I had some friends who ran it this fall, and it’s a flat and fast course… ideal for a pr. But an October race means lots of hot long runs this summer!
Wineglass Marathon (October): This race as been on my bucket list since living in Ithaca, NY. However, I’m already signed up for a 5k and kids race the day before, and this is the very first weekend in October- again, hot, summer training!
These are the top four I’ve narrowed it down to, but I’m open to other suggestions. I’m going to skip Steamtown this year and try something new.
Have you done any of the above races? Which do you recommend?
Are there other races in the NJ, NY, PA and surrounding area that I should check out?