Springfield is just a bit too far to travel right now :) We're pretty partial to the Lakefront 10 miler in Chicago but it's always the weekend after Boston so it's been a no go for us in recent years. I bet you'll have a different experience this weekend, you probably just had an off day in the half. I'm bummed that we're heading into winter, I want to do more racing. You're lucky that you're farther south- fall is extended and spring comes earlier! Have you ever done the Army 10 miler or the Crim? We haven't been to the Crim in a few years and we're going to have to decide between that and the NYC half marathon next year (same weekend). Are there any more that you can recommend? Good luck in your race next weekend, let me know how it goes!