Big confession, I never really sit down and schedule out my races. I just sign up if I find one that I really want to do. If it's a smaller race, I'll sign up if packet pickup is easy to get to, and it's in a good area. Sometimes I'll think about races if I know friends are doing it. I just know I need time between the big races, and now two years running (pun?) I've had my big races in the spring.
What I do know is I like to have some cushion if I want to do two races in a year. I haven't done that since 2012. I think a mid-spring race and a mid-fall race is good for that option. Of course, I won't make any decisions on a fall race until after my spring race is complete. I do have some ideas, and they're the RnR in Denver in October, which I can drive to, and RnR Vegas in November, which I can't. Each has a 10k, but the Vegas is a night race, so I could shake things up and try that instead. I've never done a night race, and what better place than to see the Vegas strip lit up?
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.