Sunday, January 20, 2008

Vacation Planner

After getting feedback the last few weeks, I have come up with a proposal for the following roadtrips for 2008 and beyond.

Next International Marathon- 2009

I was not able to get alot of interest in some of the more adventurous marathons. Berlin received the most interest as a group trip. Because we have had international marathons each of the last two years, the consensus was that it would be better to wait until 2009. I am really not sure whether it was the world class event or the fact that this was held during Octoberfest as the reason for the keen interest!!

Wild West Relay- August 1-2, 2008

We need to convince Michelle to run this. She was the only person who had reservations. The first third of this will be tough- see elevation map to the left, but then it's downhill. Can we get two teams? Once we are done, we can spend a few days in Steamboat Springs to escape the Houston heat. If this becomes a reality, all information will be updated on the blog. I'd like to hear your comments. Change of getting this organized as of 1-20-08: 25%- let's see if we can improve the odds!!
Other Trips-
In addition to standards like Beach-to-Bay in Corpus, a group of runners plan to make a trip to the Crescent City Classic 10K in New Orleans. The race will be held March 22 which is Easter weekend. Great course, great food and great post race party. For more details you can go to the website: or read my article in the May 2007 BCRR newsletter.
I personally plan to run the Hospital Hill Half Marathon in Kansas City June 7th. This is large and hilly half marathon- good practice for the Wild West relay!
As more possibilities come up, please use the blog to post ideas!!