Long Beach is out. I’m running Chicago this year. St. George is still my top choice but this lottery business just doesn’t sit well with me. Too much uncertainty. Chicago also started with the lottery system this year, BUT…they have guarantee spots for those with qualifying times (men < 3:15, women < 3:45)! Shoot, if I’m not going to milk my CIM time, then I’m a fool.
Haven’t run a major city race since NYC in 2004. This will be a nice change in pace. Chicago, here I come.