If you’ve read the heading of this post and therefore arrived expecting a carefully planned list of races that I have entered, booked accommodation for and designated as Goal Race, B Race, Training Race, you may be disappointed (I suggest you come back in six months. Or perhaps ten). I have entered nothing.
In fact I feel completely uninspired about races this year: The races I liked best in the first half of last year – The Great Edinburgh 10 mile and EMF Half Marathon – I have ruled myself out of by inadvertently planning other (non running) things. I would sort of like to work on bringing down my 10k and half marathon times and I would like to do more trail running. These are goals. I suppose!
I have to admit that I’m a bit reluctant to enter another marathon. I had such a great experience at the Loch Ness Marathon, except for the vomiting afterwards, that I’m scared that the next experience can only be a complete disaster. “Better not to risk it”, says my risk-averse inner voice. A trail marathon somewhere stunning might tempt me…might, I’m not making any promises.
What is your favourite race? Are you planning lots of races for this year?
For the 23rd of Janathon I ran two miles on ice free, rain free pavements. It made me happy 🙂
- Running: 58.8 miles