Thursday, April 21, 2016

Signing Up While You Are Still High ")

All runs have some tough moments.
Sometimes you finish up and feel like, Whew! Thank goodness that is over! Sometimes, regardless of the tough moments, you just can't wait until the next run!

You know you had a good run, when the high lingers,  and you forget all those tougher moments!

After my half last weekend, I was on a pretty good high. I almost signed up for another race. Luckily, I talked myself off that ledge and didn't do it, but it is weird how that works! I bet you all have done that :)
I mean seriously, I am not even supposed to be running long distances, and I am looking at half marathons LOL crazy...

Way back in November and December I decided to was going to race more, and I picked a bunch of races I wanted to do before it got too hot.

March should have been my marathon month, and April was supposed to be my 'big' month, three half marathons and one trail race. Park to Park Half Marathon is one I planned to run at the end of this month, but I got injured before I signed up. You know if I sign up, I am probably going to try, even if it is not the best thing for me.
I swear I looked at the web site a zillion times after I got home from running Petersburg...lol plus, a few others.

There is a 15K I really wanted to run next month! 15K has always been one of very favorite distances and it stinks I am going to miss it, but I guess this just wasn't meant to be my "racing year" like I planned.



How many races do you think you signed up for while on a runners high?

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  1. I never go on a race sign up binge because I don't want Adam to see $1,000 spent on races all in one day LOL! I usually come home on a runner's high and make a spreadsheet with all the races I want to do along with the dates of their price increases. I then strategically plan out when I will sign up ... usually by the time it comes around to the sign up date I'm no longer interested in doing the race (this happens especially alot with shorter races like 5Ks) :)

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    1. That is funny! SO true, you go on a sign up binge and it is big bucks lol
      I never get the urge to do 5K's or even 10k's...it is always that longer distance! Maybe I should make a spread sheet, it may help to get me past this urge :)

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  2. Guilty. I've done it to so many times... & also have crossed a finish line & said, "That's it. never again"... until another race pops up :) haha

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  3. I do this after Rock and Roll DC every year because it's so fun and they always have a really good price for the following year the week after the race. I'm going to have to hold myself back next year because I want to try other races too!

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    1. That is how they get you! LOL That is how I got singed up for my race last weekend lol hey, if you get a really great rate maybe do a few more :)

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  4. Hey why not! Better to get out and use that high to get registered to keep the momentum up! Love it!

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    1. The dangers of getting high LOL really, that is good side effect I guess :)

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  5. I tend to be very methodical and like to plan out the big races well in advance -- but last year after my half at the beginning of May went so well, I was ready for the next one! In fact, if the ME half I'm doing next month hadn't already been sold out, I would've signed up for it -- and it was the next weekend!

    But racing is hard, and I don't race anywhere near as often as a lot of you (but more than others). Because I do have a tendency towards injury, I'm really mindful of that.

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    1. I will have to be more careful now and try to be patient to avoid injury.
      I spent a long time afraid to run races when I started running, I really missed my prime time I guess, now I am stuck out with this continuing issue.

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  6. After getting injured and DNS'ing 2 marathons due to injury I've become more cautious. I was a glutton with the signup button last fall too and ended up bagging some races, which made me feel quite guilty.
    I LOVE that your race went well and you're feeling encouraged to sign up for more! : )

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    1. I really don't like skipping them or being forced into a DNS- had my first one in Feb. but was necessary. I am glad I didn't hit the sign up button, I am really not in shape for more. I sure was tempted though lol

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  7. Hmm...I've never really signed up for a race during the "high" of completing a different race. Even if the race was amazing, I am usually exhausted afterward and I don't want to think about racing for a while. I do sometimes get overzealous about signing up for races but it is usually during down time when I am bored that I feel this way.

    I have gotten burned in the past with signing up for a zillion races months in advance, so now I am much more cautious. I like to use the same advice I've heard about buying new clothes/toys: wait two weeks/a month. If you still want to do it, then sign up. This helps make sure you aren't making a decision/purchase based on a fleeting emotional state. Sure, the price may increase in that time - but if it's something you really want to do then the extra $10-$20 should be worth it.

    I don't enjoy racing as much as I used to so my perspective on this has really changed over time.

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    1. Well that is good you don't get sucked in that way!
      Good advice to wait a few weeks, it does change perspective.
      I usually love races unless it is hot lol I think if I had crashed and burned during that last one, I wouldn't have the urge for a long time.

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  8. LOL I have been there! I always research races right after a race!!!

    One time I auditioned for a musical right after wrapping up another musical. Musical high!

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    1. Come home and Google all the races while recovering! Yep lol
      That is funny! I bet a good show is just as addicting and it takes hard dedicated work, just like running :)

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  9. Guilty! Even when the race isn't so good, I immediately want to run another to fix that. If there was only a half that was close to me next weekend!

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    1. I have been there too! LOL I am like that's a bad one, I need to have one go at this again lol
      And your half was awesome!

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    2. Seriously, you don't need to "fix" that but I know the feeling!

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    1. Me too! I like having something to look forward to!

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  11. I do get a Runner's high after running a race, but I never found myself signing up for another one right away.I have never done a 15k race. I have done a 14k though.-L

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    1. That is good to not get sucked in lol
      15K is a fun one :) i have not run a 14K lol

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  12. LOL I don't know that I've signed up for races while still on a high, but I have come home and ordered some sort of cool running related piece of clothing that I've seen sported at a race. Actually, I lie. while we were in Boston we signed up for Chicago! Sort of a pricy 5 days away!!!! especially when you have to convert our Canadian dollar over to American!

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    1. Oh! That's funny! I forgot about shopping, I have a few new pair of shoes due to that! lol
      Yay!! Chicago again, that will be fun though :)
      Oh that dollar conversion is a bit tough lol

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