I've done some thinking and figured that some races, including the first Maryland Half Marathon next May 31, are too expensive for my budget right now. Plus, the Charlottesville Group is not going to be formed, which may not be a bad thing. It's pricey and hilly. On top of that, it requires a hotel stay the night before (so doesn't the March 1 race in Severna Park but I had great luck with Priceline last time). Besides, there are other half marathons to run closer to home.
So, here is my new plan, going hardcore in the spring before focusing on just training runs during the summer:
March 1 - Half Marathon north of Annapolis
March 21 - National Half Marathon in DC - unless I skip it because of the $70 Registration fee
April 5 - Cherry Blossom Ten Miler
April 19 - Maryland Mountain Marathon in Cumberland - under consideration
April 26 - GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler, I did the 5K this year and my chip time was never recorded
May 3 - Potomac River Run Half Marathon - I can walk to and from the start/finish line, always a good thing
May 17 - Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon in Fredericksburg
Then no racing until the Annapolis Ten Miler in late August. I get frustrated in racing in the summer heat so it will be longer training runs instead. And remind me if I ever see New Balance 725s on sale at a DSW blowout for $29, buy every single pair of my size in the store, then order some more online beyond that. I went for an hour long run in my 725s today and absolutely love them. Thanks.