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  1. Kristen
    April 15, 2016 @ 12:35 am

    I'm definitely a over-racer (I ran 14 races in 2014), mostly because I really love training for something! I feel like I'm way more willing to skip workouts when I don't have to train for something, which probably says something about my motivation 🙂 But I do hate that it puts some pressure on me to run fast, so I definitely understand what you're talking about. Running should be fun, not stressful!

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  2. Endure Run Conquer
    April 15, 2016 @ 8:02 am

    I completely get the "needing to train for something" mentality! I think that's why marathons are my race of choice- training takes up so much of the year!!! Best of luck to you in your racing this season! 🙂

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  3. Marsha
    April 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am

    I totally get you. I've done over 50 half marathons (plus all other distances), but it took me forever to break 2 hours in the half. I'd train and be able to run under 2 hours but then race day came, and I'd put so much pressure on myself to perform then have a terrible race. It's kinda like "bad test taker syndrome". The other thing is that I find it's easier to go out my back door and run than pay, drive to event, and basically spend half the day doing something I can get done in an hour! But I do find that racing pushes me, so I try to keep them in my schedule…somewhat 😉

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  4. Endure Run Conquer
    April 15, 2016 @ 10:58 am

    50 half marathons is such an accomplishment! I like your analogy to the "bad test taker" – races are such a crap shoot with all the external factors (weather, traffic, event management, etc.) you never know what to expect the day of. But on the flip side, the good thing about the time and travel is it keeps you committed! Best of luck this season!

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