No Races Coming Up

I have no races coming and I am totally fine with it (for once)! This time last year I had already run one race and had a handful more planned/registered for.

So far I have only actually registered for one double race: Maritime Race Weekend Sept 11th (5k) and 12th (1/2 Marathon). Don’t worry that will change…in time.

registration for run

The first race I ran last in 2014 was the MEC Race One and it happened last Sunday in Halifax (and all across Canada). I thought about running it a while back but with a pulled hamstring and limited fitness I decided not to. Also, I didn’t feel like packing up the girls and heading into the city for the weekend.

I thought I might be upset that I didn’t run it but after seeing some of the photos and having a great weekend with my girls, I’m happy I didn’t. One run over that I didn’t run last year and I’m okay with that.

There are two other winter races I wanted to do: Frostbite 8 miler (Feb 21) and the Hypothermic Half Marathon (March 1st). Back in November I was trying to decide if I would run the Hypo Half as it was on a beautiful trail in Halifax that at the half way point, would have me running near my parent’s subdivision. Prime kiddie cheering section! My only concern was the snow and ice and running for 21.1 km on those conditions wasn’t something I was ready to commit to. Good thing I didn’t register as I’m on the injured list 😦

The Frostbite 8 miler runs the almost identical course to the Sackville Sneaker Shredder 10k I ran last November. This event was well-organized but I hated it! After having a conversation with my running buddy who reminded me how much I disliked the course, I decided not to register. So…it’s out.

My running buddy and I keep emailing each other potential races but I have still yet to sign up for anything. I’m just not in a rush because I want to get my hamstring 100% better before I jump into training. I have good and bad news on my hamstring/full marathon training but am going to leave you hanging another day to find out how it’s going.

Do you run all the same races each year?

Ever miss a race a regret it / not regret it?

When’s your next race (or event)?

16 thoughts on “No Races Coming Up

  1. I’ve only ever signed up for the same year 2 years in a row, and I ended up not running it the second year! I like new experiences, new medals, and letting the previous experience stand. But that said, if it’s “just a race” (as in, basically a training run), I will consider doing it again!

  2. You’re better off getting that hamstring back to 100% so you can work towards your full. Since this is my second year running, the only run I’m repeating (so far) is the Baltimore Half. The Zoo Zoom was fun, so I might do that again, but that’s not until November. My first race of the year is in March, right now I’m just enjoying running and working out…but it will be nice to have some goal races on the horizon.

    Next year I might repeat a race or two – but I’ve already been looking up other races to do in 2016. (I like to get ahead of myself)

    • Sounds like you have a good running plan for the year. I want to do a few 5k’s and 10k’s but haven’t committed to anything since I just want to focus on getting my hamstring better. That Zoo Zoom run looked like a lot of fun!

  3. I have nothing set in stone from now until April 26! After that who knows, but that marathon is my focus. Last year I think I did way too many races during training and it could have added to my injury and definitely switched my focus. I want to do better this time around!

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