after breaking my half and full marathon goals last year, this year i'm going to take on the shorter races at a higher speed. current 10k pb is 45:08, and would like to go sub 45, should be easy since im doing training run 10k's in the late 45's/early 46's
other than that, im living in the states now so i have a whole list of new races to enjoy, living in San Francisco makes training interesting for sure, the hills...omg the hills, its like road fell running in places. love it.
i agree with both of you, a lot of people like the geeky side of things, especially with all the gadgets and toys etc. But i also think it intimidates a lot of people who dont end up starting because running no longer becomes a case of just putting one foot in front of the other a bit quicker,