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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.

 

11 Comments

  1. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

    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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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I definitely stick with lower mileage races in the summer.

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  2. Meranda @ Fairytales and Fitness

    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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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      They are fun for a girls weekend.

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  3. Mary Beth Jackson

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

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Yes, and my nieces/nephew love the medals!

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  4. MCM Mama Runs (@mcmmama)

    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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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I’d love to be able to work up to as many races as you do… impressive!

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  5. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

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

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

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

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  6. Chocolaterunsjudy

    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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