Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Posted by Christine
For the last year, I've been mulling over doing the full Rock Star series of marathons in 2009. Elite Racing does a great job putting together the Rock N Roll Marathon series and the medals are fantastic.
I'd love to do it, but the it'll be a lot of solo travel. Steve isn't doing these events, because he'll be doing century rides next year. That's a bummer because each Roll N Roll event ends with a rock concert. It's a strange and cool array of artists - the B-52s, Seal, Gin Blossoms, Kool and the Gang. It'll be a lot less fun to do the events alone.
So I've been mulling it over...want to do them, but it's a big commitment in time and travel. When I picked up my race number last week in San Francisco, there was a promo table for all of the Rock N Roll events - with a coupon for 10 dollars off on the entry fee for Phoenix. Well sure, if there's a coupon I guess I'll do it.
Race Series for 2009
P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
Phoenix, AZ - January 18
Surf City USA Marathon
Huntington Beach, CA - February 1 (Completes the California Dreamin' Triple Crown)
Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
Nashville, TN - April 25
Avenue of the Giants
Humboldt, CA - May 3
San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon
San Diego, CA - May 31
Rock N Roll Seattle
Seattle, WA - June 27
Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA - September 6
ING Philadelphia Distance Run
Philadelphia, PA - September 20
Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon San Jose
San Jose, CA - October 4
Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
San Antonio, TX - November 15
Already a full schedule and I haven't even mentioned the New York Marathon and Nike Women's Marathon both of which I'll do if I get a lottery spot for the event. If I get a spot in New York, then I'll do Chicago too and knock out 2 of the World Marathon majors. Once you start training for a full marathon, you may as well crank through a few. I'd also love to do Big Sur, Napa-to-Sonoma and Palm Springs - just for the stunning scenery. Then there are the local events: Carlsbad, La Jolla, America's Finest City and IronGirl.
And well, there's the Lavaman Triathlon only 2 days before my birthday.