Citizens Bank Caesar Rodney Half Marathon in Wilmington Delaware.
This fits both criteria, 1) close as it is only an hour from home and 2) far enough - since a half marathon is my longest race to date I think this qualifies. I am very pleased with the find and am looking forward to the race. I have been training hard but I didn't have anything to really get up for per se. So now I have something to train for besides the beloved Broad Street Run, a great race through the heart of Philadelphia.
As to the Ceasar Rodney Half Marathon, I will be increasing my mileage to get up for it. Well, I can run the thing today but I want to have steady energy so here is the plan for my long runs.
This week 2/2 : 10 miles
Next week 2/9: 11 miles
Third week 2/16: 12 miles
Forth week 2/23: 13.1 miles
Fifth week 3/1: 6 miles
Race week: Race
I will not scale back for a month on this plan. But I think that will be ok, I will keep everyone updated.