Monday, January 02, 2006

Half Marathon, anyone?

As I've mentioned, I've given up on the idea of running a full marathon. After doing the Nike Women's Half Marathon last October, I decided that half marathons are the way to go. Below is a list of half marathons in California, as of today. I bolded the ones that I'm going to train for. If any of you want to join me, let me know so we can get to training. If you want to find more races, simply log on to the Runner's World magazine website and look for race calendars. They update it pretty regularly and have a great search function. Hope to see you all at the next race!

Schedule of Half Marathons in California posted on Runner's World as of Jan 2, 2006:

Sunday, January 08, 2006; OC Marathon; Newport Beach CA

Sunday, January 15, 2006; Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon; Carlsbad, CA

Saturday, January 28, 2006; Bakersfield Track Club Half Marathon and 5K; Bakersfield, CA

Sunday, February 05, 2006; 24th Annual Davis Stampede; Davis, CA

Sunday, February 05, 2006; Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K; San Francisco, CA

Sunday, February 05, 2006; Pacific Shoreline Marathon and Half Marathon; Huntington Beach; CA

Saturday, February 11, 2006; The Buffalo Run - Catalina Island; Catalina Island, CA

Saturday, March 04, 2006; Woodside King's Mountain Half Marathon & 5 Mile; Woodside, CA

Sunday, March 05, 2006; Palm Springs Half Marathon; Palm Springs, CA

Saturday, March 25, 2006; Napa Valley Trail Marathon, 1/2 Mar & 10K; Calistoga, CA

Saturday, April 01, 2006; Golden Gate Headlands Marathon, 1/2 Mar & 7 Mile; Sausalito, CA

Saturday, April 08, 2006; Skyline Ridge Half Marathon & 10K; Palo Alto, CA

Saturday, May 20, 2006; Palos Verdes Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K; San Pedro, CA

Sunday, July 16, 2006; Carneros Wine Country Half, Napa to Sonoma; Napa/Sonoma, CA

Sunday, July 30, 2006; The San Francisco Marathon 13.1MI., 5K, 26.2MI; San Francisco, CA

Sunday, October 08, 2006; Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon San Jose; San Jose, CA

Sunday, October 29, 2006; Metro Silicon Valley Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k; San Jose, CA


Gladys said...

maybe late summer 2006 for me?
er, if i decide not to have a child then...

where's my beautiful woman of the lanzones???

Joanne said...

We should aim for October - either the San Jose Rock-n-Roll (which is supposed to be totally fun and the course is completely flat) or the SF Nike Women's Half Marathon (another fun, well-organized marathon, but the course is pretty hilly). Let me know when you're ready and I'll get you set for training in LA. Maybe you and Lucy can meet up on the weekends for the long runs!

Gladys said...

October sounds great. Do you think 3 months will be enough time to train? Or would 6 months be better? I'm going to start running around Palmdale, but not really to train for a marathon.... Let me know what you think?