I’m thinking about making 2014 the “Year of the Marathon-a-Month” (aka “Marathon Book Tour 2014”). That would be a nice little challenge; not much, maybe, compared to the recent spate of marathon-a-week runners, but enough for my tastes. I might even get around to registering as a Marathon Maniac.
It’s NEVER too soon to start planning these things, so today I put together a spreadsheet with some possible races. The criteria:
- One marathon in each month
- Keep travel expenses low by picking marathons near where we live (eastern Massachusetts) when possible
- In April, running Boston is a given
- Avoid mega-marathons wherever possible
Travel expenses are the biggest potential hurdle. The preliminary list I came up with doesn’t have many options for March, August, or December. I’d love to get your suggestions for those months in the comments!