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Spring Marathons: It's Not Too Late!

Posted Dec 10 2009 3:05pm
Have you been putting off registering and training for that spring marathon? Well, it's not too late, but you better act now! Most marathon training plans last 16-20 weeks. Some marathons have a cap on the number of runners so, races may be filling up fast. For a few, registration may already be closed. Listed at the bottom of this post are links to several great spring marathons to check into, if you don't already have one in mind.

If your marathon is out-of-town, it can get expensive really quickly! For 10 penny-pinching tips for your marathon trip [click here].

Remember, prior to beginning your marathon training, you should have a solid base of weekly mileage. If you're a newbie to running, a spring marathon is probably not an option. It would be best to build your mileage and shoot for a fall 2010 or spring 2011 marathon.

Listed below are RRCA's base-building recommendations for the following groups of marathoners:
Beginning Marathoner: Six months of running experience and a base of 20 miles per week
Recreational Marathoner: Experienced runner, may have run one or more marathons; has a base of 25-30 miles per week
Intermediate Marathoner: Experienced runner, may have run one or more marathons; has a base of 30-40 miles per week
Advanced Marathoner: Experienced road racer with previous marathon experience; has a base of 50 miles per week

Date: March 20 Place: High Point, NC
Date: March 20 Place: Washington DC
Date: March 21 Place: Cary, NC
Date: March 21 Place: Virginia Beach, VA
Date: March 21 Place: Atlanta
Date: March 21 Place: Los Angeles, CA
Date: April 17 Place: Charlottesville, VA
Date: April 17 Place: Salt Lake City, UT
Country Music Marathon (I've run this race. Fun race! Well Organized!)
Date: April 24, 2010 Place: Nashville, TN
Date: April 25, 2010 Place: Big Sur, CA
Date: May 2, 2010 Place: Cincinnati, OH
Date: May 2, 2010 Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: May 2, 2010 Place: Eugene, OR
Date: May 16, 2010 Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: May 16, 2010 Place: Tannersville, PA
Date: May 30, 2010 Place: Burlington, VT
San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon (I've run this race. Awesome! Well Organized!)
Date: June 6, 2010 Place: San Diego, CA
Date: June 19, 2010 Place: Anchorage, Alaska
Date: June 19, 2010 Place: Duluth, Minnesota
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