All dressed up and no place to go

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Registered: 12-29-2009
All dressed up and no place to go
Mon, 10-15-2012 - 1:22pm

As a sick twist of fate, my training regimen has not been sidetracked once for three months.  Long run every week.  Check.  Speed work.  Check.  Tempo run.  Check.  2-3 easy days.  Check.  Lost those last 10 lbs.  Check.

But every. single. race. I planned to run in this Fall will take place without me.   A family/work thing conflicts with all three halfs I was registered for.

Not happy.  For for the first time ever, I'm actually quite prepared for a race.  Yet, no race to run.

Yesterday I literally bumped into a race in progress (through a local park).  I was running that way so I just joined for the mile which matched my route.  Didn't quite do it for me, and, now I feel I should send $20 to the charity for the race. 

Rest assured, next spring all of the races I register for will hold no conflicts, but everything under the sun will prevent me from properly training. 


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Registered: 01-16-2006
Tue, 10-16-2012 - 8:58am

That's so frustrating. Congrats on keeping up with the training even when there is no race...


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Registered: 03-09-2009
Tue, 10-16-2012 - 5:57pm
So great to know everything is going smoothly. Spring will be no hassles.