I was hoping to get in another half marathon this summer. The first race I had in mind was the Fontana Day's Half Marathon. This course is crazy fast. It is 6 miles down hill then 7 miles gradual down grade. I ran this race in 2009 with a friend and we PR'ed big time (1:31:49 for me). It was also a dirt cheap race, $40 for the half. No freaking way! Well word spread like a wildfire and the race is now sold out.
Another option was the Ojai to Ocean half marathon on June 3, 2012. It has a super pretty course that starts in the Ojai area and runs down to the beach. I'm from Ventura County and this race was 25 miles from my parents house and also really affordable. Registration for the half topped out at $65 before it sold out too.
Rock n Roll San Diego... Not really an option for me. The last time I checked it cost $135 for the half and $160 for the full.. I just can't reason paying more than $100 for a half marathon!
I'm a procrastinator when it comes to registering for these events. The farthest out I have ever registered for a race was 6 months out when I entered the lottery for the St. George marathon. I got in and it was a great race. But, typically I like to register a month before the race so I can make sure that I am ready to run the race and that there are no other outstanding commitments (family, work, etc.)
So, now what? There is a a half marathon this summer in the Las Vegas area called "Running with the Devil" That's not my cup of tea. I'm not going to risk heat exhaustion just to run a half.
I think now I'm just going to focus on 5k's and 10k's. I'm still going to run longer distances on the weekends (Friday-Sunday) But, my racing dollars are too few and far between to commit to something big.... Bummer.