Oh yeah and the best news ever! As I re-read the NYC marathon eligibility rules
Applicants denied entry for the three years 2011−2013 will be eligible for guaranteed entry in 2014.
THIS IS ME!!
I found out that I will be able to run it in either 2013 or 2014. If I don't get in on the lottery for 2013 I will automatically get in for 2014 since I had applied 2011 and 2012. So I guess I need to be looking at a marathon in fall 2013 in case I don't get into NYCM...then in 2014 I can run one earlier in the year!
OK so marathons that interest me in 2013 after June (Since I find out end of April if I get in or not to NYC I would need to choose a marathon a few months out) are:
I like that the marathon is on a Saturday
This girl ran it fast
Easy traveling from Denver
I have always thought this one sounded fun to do.
Easy to travel to
Never have been to Wichita
My friend ran this course fast
Revenge from Tucson 2004
Fun town to travel to
Maybe for 2014...
This one looks perfect for me...
President's weekend etc
In my state
My current half marathon PR was here
Looks like a cool even ain a cool part of the county yeah yeah South Dakota but this section is gorgeous!
A good Midwest race!
Could see my family
Where I went to college! Great town!
Could visit great friends
Why not get the BIG 5? I already have Chicago, Boston and a guaranteed NY....
The only thing about international is that I want to be able to travel and enjoy the new lands not have to worry about what I eat and race day. However, if I planned the trip with the race first that would be cool.
Do you constantly think about running marathons?
How often are you on marathonguide.com?
Any other great marathons that you recommend?
Have you run an international marathon?
Does anyone want to run on of these with me?