Is It Worth It?
I often feel like I need to run races the following year so that I can see if I can get a better time, or run a better race than the previous year. The two that come time mind, in particular, are the Country Music ½ marathon in Nasville and the 3Sport Sprint Triathlon in Richmond. My goal for Nashville was to complete the
Take the ½-marathon for instance. Right now I am currently training for a marathon in March. So my training runs will include distances far much greater than the distance of 13.1 that I ran in Nashville. I know that over the past year I have become stronger and that I should be able to complete the
As for the Richmond race, one defining moment still lingers in my head. After crossing the finish line I realized that all of my energy resources had been used and that I couldn’t go another step. This feeling of pure exhaustion is only beneficial if you believe that your race was done as efficiently as possible. Of course, hindsight is always 20/20. But with the experience of completing another triathlon and honing my skills, I know that doing this race again will provide excellent feedback with my triathlon growth. This race is definitely on my schedule for next year, and look out ladies, this chick is coming with a vengeance.