I think racing. Running in a race truly gets me going. It is fun, fun, fun! It puts a sense of purpose to all my training. It gets me out with other runners and I get to try to beat them, or not, depending on my frame of mind and intent that day. I can race to race or I can race to train. I really don't care, I just want to race!
Okay, perhaps I am not that bad but for all of you who love to race, you know what I mean.
My last race was in May! May! That was so long ago. Ages ago!
Although I am pleased to announce I am about to enter race heaven! Starting August 20th I get the wonderful privilege of running in a race every two weeks! How cool is that?! But then I wonder if that was a crazy plan to stack races like this so close to my main training goal.
Here is my race plan:
- August 20th: Beat the Heat 10K (or should I say almost 10K)
- September 4th: Kaua'i Half Marathon
- September 18th: Maui Marathon (my training goal for the past 6 months --- okay, you can probably say the past year)