Talking racecations or local yokal this week. I am linking up withPattyErikaMarcia
2016 taught me an important lesson...racecations are the best!! I sure hope I get at least one good #holottafun weekend this year!
If you look at my race list almost everything I've ever run is less than a three hour drive, with just a few exceptions. I clearly don't get out enough lol
I tend to look at local races or things within a three hour driving range most of the time. I think I am a wanna be racecation weekend warrior. I wannna go run ALL the races...but the reality is, work schedule, pets, traffic, budget constraints, usually keep me closer to home.
My location in Virginia puts me about two hours from VA Beach and two hours from DC, but traffic is often my deterrent from choosing either location. Maybe 2017 will break that for me, but usually I can talk myself out of those locations pretty easily.
The handful of races I picked out to run this year are all a little over two hours south or west of me. I always debate about staying overnight when things are just a smidge over that two hour mark!
An overnight is not really a racecation, yes or no?? A quick overnight doesn't feel quite the same to me as real racecation, but I do love them!
And is two/three hours from home "local" ?
I do LOVE being able to sleep in my bed, but I always jostle with the hotel decision when I am over the two hour drive mark for race morning.
Is leaving the house at 4 a.m. really reasonable?! Thoughts?
I have not decided because I haven't left that early...yet!
I guess I am a local racer at heart.
Are you running any VA races this year?