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5/3/16 12:58 P

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I think it helps to keep me motivated.

Like Noreen, I enter fewer now than when I started running, but they are longer distances.

I also love the atmosphere of a race. It's.a chance to really enjoy the sport with other runners.

That and the sense of achievement.



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4/4/16 8:38 P

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I guess the answer is, it depends. I used to run more races when I first started running, I think it kept me motivated and on track training for those goals. Now that I have an established running routine, I tend to run less races, but longer ones. I do 2 half marathons a year - so a lot of Saturdays I'm running with a training group for our long runs. Then I usually do 2 5ks or so. I'll let others weigh in. Glad you are getting back to running - good luck!
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4/4/16 8:29 P

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Couple of questions for everybody--Just getting back into running.

How often do you do races?
What do you see are the advantages of running on your own vs. running races? (I'm sure there are.... just want to understand.)

Thanks!

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