Racing Frequency

Tuesdays on the RunToday I'm linking up with Erika at MCM Mama Runs, Marcia at Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and Patty at My no-guilt life for Tuesdays on the Run.

Today the topic is How Often Do You Race?

My racing pattern lately averages about a race every 2 months.

So far this year I have run in 3 races (all half marathons) - Jail Break Run, Run Like A Diva, and Running with the Cows.

I have another 3 planned (mixed distances) - Baytown Bud Heatwave 5 mile, Southern Star Brewing Co. 5k, Houston Half Marathon.

I have to admit, I am looking for more!  I would love to race at least once a month.  I've been eyeing the Texas Bridge Series... 3 races, 3 months... with some big hills (over bridges).

Through my ambassadorship with Level Up Runs, I race in Virtual Runs once a month. The virtual runs do help with motivation and speed, but it isn't the same as toeing the line on race day.

 

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  1. Janelle @ Run With No RegretsJune 28, 2016 at 7:41 AM

    I think virtual runs are a great way to keep active and get a fun medal at the end! I don't really race in the summer due to the heat so I'm enjoying a little time off to work on building my base!

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  2. I'd love to do one of the Diva Races but could never find a location and date that fit in my schedule!

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  3. I am loving the Level up virtual runs to! It makes the hot summer running a lot more fun!

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  4. I don't really do virtual runs anymore - I don't need any more medals LOL. I'd like to race once or twice every month, but somehow I tend to go in streaks.

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  5. I think virtuals can be great motivation and hey why not?!

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  6. I definitely stick with lower mileage races in the summer.

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  7. They are fun for a girls weekend.

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  8. Yes, and my nieces/nephew love the medals!

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  9. I'd love to be able to work up to as many races as you do... impressive!

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  10. Crazy how I can run faster if I know it is for something ... lol

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  11. I've never done a virtual race -- I need the real thing! I do generally aim for about 1 a month, and actually around Oct-Dec last year I got crazy and raced almost every weekend. But I have nothing scheduled for August & probably won't because I don't like running in the heat!

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