It’s Friday so I’m linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to use the new FIVE MINUTE format, link back to your hostesses and visit some other bloggers.
Last Friday I wrote about why I race a lot. This week, I’ll look at the other side of the coin:
FIVE REASONS NOT TO RACE OFTEN
Yes, racing is not cheap. Running is FREE!
If you are competitive, like I am, it’s hard to slow down when you are in a race. You may not stop when you should.
3. SCHEDULING (TIME)
Unfortunately, you can’t change the time or date of a race but you can run whenever you are able. And where ever you choose.
4. LONG RUNS
I am the first to admit that a long run completed by adding miles in after a long break because you were running a race is not ideal when training for a big race. Plus, there is the race pace followed by the tired leg pace.
5. DRILLS AND WORKOUTS AND TESTING NEW THINGS
You have to get them done during the week. Those hill repeats, tempo and progression runs will not happen in a race. And as you know, you shouldn’t wear or try anything new during a race.
Happy Running! Do you run a lot of races? If not, why not? Please share.