ON THIS UPCOMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND you probably have your plans made. However, there’s a whole year of competition ahead to start dreaming about, and as temperatures cool and humidity levels lessen, it will be easier to think about pushing your body to its physical limits in a race.
There’s the lure of the hugely-popular, often famous, big city races and ready temptation to run the nearby small races, as organizational advertising tends to target by zip code (it seems so anyway). So what’s better, big or small? An article by Chris Foster for Competitor.com “The Pros and Cons of Small Races Versus Big Races” helps runners consider this question and ends with a link to a related article, “25 Iconic Road Races” by Ryan Wood, also for Competitor.com. Personally, I think a mix seems to be the perfect answer.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in 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.
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