Today's TOTR is about races. How many do you like to run? I will admit, I don't run that many races, but it's always great to have them on the schedule as motivation. Even before I got hit with my lovely case of ITBS, I never raced that frequently. I did a 5k to start this whole crazy thing, 10k the year leading up to my first half marathon since I needed a time for corral placement, then in 2012 I had a half marathon in February, and one in December. That left plenty of time to unwind, relax, take break, and then start training again. I did learn a lesson though, since I started training too early for the half in December. I was a little burnt out by the fall, so I took my foot off the gas and relaxed a little bit more. I got back into training with a Halloween 5k.
After that was one half marathon in 2013, and one in 2014. Then I didn't do any races until Fall 2015, and that was 2 5k's. Now throw in the Tink 10k, and those are my official races. 10 total since starting in 2011, and I think a good showing of different distances. I don't have a desire to do a full marathon, and I don't know if I ever will. That's OK.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.