Jeff H. #dailymission how do ...

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#dailymission How do you find and decide which races you'll do? How far in advance do you put your racing schedule together?

I don't sign up for a lot of races, for a number of reasons. 1) I am oft-injured and hate wasting money when I can't run a race. 2) If I am healthy, I tend to get injured in races and 3) My recovery time after races is LONG. Even shorter races may take me a couple of weeks to recover from. I'd rather just have a string of consistent running weeks.

I did eight last year and I think that was four too many.

  • Ken

    I can appreciate that. Makes a lot of sense.

    almost 3 years ago Like

  • Tony L.
    Tony L.

    I think i spent about 1000 dollars on races i had to cancel due to weaknesses/injuries....i totally hear ya man. All the high profile ones fill up so fast so you have to be in early.... Defintely doesnt make it easy. Just sign up for your "A races" and fill the rest in with fun runs where you control your pace. #easiesaidthandone

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Trent L.
    Trent L.

    I refuse to pay for something I can do on my own. One race per year that provides a unique experience--Ragnar, for example or a triathlon. This year it's a marathon because I've never done one. Good luck.

    almost 3 years ago Like

  • Tony L.
    Tony L.

    Word up! Although it is fun for me to high-5 you during races...so that means I can't enter any races either...

    almost 3 years ago Like

  • Jeff H.
    Jeff H.

    I can just wait outside your house to high-5 you every morning. Not creepy at all, right?

    almost 3 years ago Like

  • Tony L.
    Tony L.

    Sure, as long as you stay behind the velvet rope, like at the Apple Store the day before a new iPhone...

    almost 3 years ago Like