January 23, 2012

2012 Race Schedule (January Draft)

Like everyone else, we have been planning out our 2012 race schedules over the past couple weeks. While the smaller events aren't set in stone, we know what the big "target" races will be for the spring. For me (Jake) - the primary focus is on a spring marathon. I bounced back really quickly from Philadelphia, so as I blogged about last week, I'm going to be running the Boston Marathon in April. After Boston, I'll have two months to work on my speed and hopefully run a 5K PR in Las Vegas, and then that sub-1:04:XX half marathon that I want so badly at the USA Half-Marathon Championships, which are being held in Duluth, MN as part of the Grandma's Marathon weekend. Andrea's spring season will likely take the opposite approach, with no races until March, as she is trying to bounce back from a couple injuries - she'll focus on competitive sea-level 5Ks at Boston and Las Vegas, then step up in distance and go for a half-marathon PR at the USA Champs.

We are still waiting for the USATF-Utah 2012 circuit to be released, but most of our local races will come from that schedule, especially during the summer months. The Top of Utah 1/2 Marathon (where we both ran well last August) will definitely be our schedule, and we are thinking about staying local (in Utah) for a fall marathon and running St. George.

So here is the tentative schedule for now. We'll keep an updated list on the "Races" tab at the top of the blog.
(* = USATF-Utah circuit race)

January 23  -  SLC Track Club Winter Series 5K  (Jake)
February 25  -  SLC Track Club Winter Series 15K (Jake)
March 24 - Southwest Spine and Sports Mountain to Fountain 15K (Jake)
March 30 - Utah Valley Invitational 5000m
April 15 - Boston Athletic Association 5K (Andrea)
April 16 - Boston Marathon (Jake)
May 5 - Provo City Half-Marathon*
May 12 - Las Vegas 5K
June 9 - Heart of Holladay 5K*
June 16 - USA Half-Marathon Championships

Summer possibilities: Murray Fun Days 5K, Hobbler Half-Marathon, Tour de Run, Draper Days 5K, Top of Utah Half-Marathon.
Fall possibilities: St. George Marathon?

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