Newbie Training for Marathon--Upcoming Events?

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    Jan 28, 2009 4:57 PM GMT
    Hey Guys,

    I've begun training for a marathon (or half is probably more accurate).

    Any thoughts on upcoming events? Locations? Best Ones?

    I really like the idea of trail running more than asphalt and am running Robie Creek here in Idaho.

    Thanks, man.

  • treader

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    Jan 28, 2009 11:15 PM GMT

    Here are some sites I usually check for upcoming races:

    Cool Running
    Look under 'Race/Results' then select Idaho under 'Find local Events'.

    Runner's World
    Fill in the 'Find Things to Do' form at the right.

    Since you're looking for half marathons, here's the perfect site for you:

    Which event is better? It's hard to know. I'm part of a local Frontrunner running group so I hear about different races. You could certainly google and/or email the race coordinators. Or ask here on RJ.

    I'm thinking about doing two half marathon this year (Spring/Fall). Fall will be New York city (August 30th), or Chicago (Sept 13th). I haven't figured out the Spring one yet.

    Good luck...