In the previous post the MARIO FRAIOLI article referenced listed 8 WAYS to make 2016 your BEST TRAINING YEAR ever. I decided to take immediate action on number 7: "RACE MORE". I will show you my tentative 2016 list (CLICK here for PDF). It demonstrates how I am attempting to mix things up (races of varying distances), and reach for a goal race (the 25K). It's scary to list that one. Not sure I can handle it without injury. The above image is of the 2014 BOSTON MARATHON start of elite women runners. It would be a dream to attend (my chances of ever qualifying are slim to none as I have not run a marathon). Maybe I'll enter the Boston Athletic Association Half Marathon that's run in October as my "destination" race. Registration opens July 13.
The list reveals how much I RELY ON the EarnedRuns bibs for races. I can "shop" later for local competitions that might be fun, but know I can design my own race in a pinch. Also, if something changes schedule-wise, the registration fee won't be lost when I don't make the event. Although it's not reflected on the list, my ability to identify these competitions in advance is largely due to not needing to coordinate with others. If I depended on having company, I would hardly race at all. Perhaps my 3 year log will show if this pattern changes over time. Free time is precious, mostly spent with family and lifelong friends; very few run, and they do not compete. With EarnedRuns I can fully ENJOY MY SPORT and EVERYONE who's not a runner!
WHAT'S YOUR 2016 LIST GOING TO BE?
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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