Yup, that’s me.
I’ve run a race almost every weekend since March 30:
- 3-30-14 – LoveRun Half Marathon
- 4-06-14 – Delmar Dash 5m
- 4-12-16 – Bacon Hill Bonanza 5k
- 4-19-14 – Rabbit Ramble 4m
- 4-27-14 – Cherry Blossom 5k
- 5-03-14 – Spring Run Off 10K
- 5-11-14 – Mom’s Day 5K
- 5-17/18-14 – ON VACATION in Florida
- 5-31-14 – Freihofer’s Run for Women
- 6-08-14 – Betar Byway 5K
- 6-14-14 – Strawberry Festival 5K
- 6-22-14 – Adirondack Distance 10m
And I love it!
Why do I race so much?
- Racing keeps me running. I know that I cannot slack off. If I do, then the race will be painful (physically and mentally).
- I usually run alone and when I run a race, I see and meet other runners. So much more enjoyable.
- I am competitive so when I run a race, I don’t stop and walk as much and I run faster.
- I only get that runner’s high when I cross a finish line.
So this weekend, I have a 5k – Strawberry Festival 5K. Supposed a fast course so I hope to have a better time than last weekend. (But you never know.)
The problem with racing every week:
- It’s gets expensive.
- You miss out on social activities with family and friends
- You skip long training runs.
- You cannot adequately prepare for a longer distance race.
Yes, and I have a 10 mile race coming up that I am NOT prepared for. Gulp!
Happy Running! Have you ever run a long race that you hadn’t trained for?