I liked to be prepared and know what my schedule looks like. Even months in advance I want to know what I have to look forward too. I love signing up for races- they are great motivation to keeping myself in check. I have currently signed up for quite a few races for 2012....I am noticing a 1/2 marathon theme...HMMMM.
Frostbite 5K (yes, it usually is cold enough for frostbite)
Partners in Pain 5K (I wonder if my husband will be my partner?)
Snake River 1/2
St. Paddy's 5 miler
Bloomsday (Potentially, but since I despise Bday, I might not run it)
Hippie Chick 1/2
Rock n Roll Portland 1/2
Rock n Roll Seattle 1/2
Fueled by Wine 1/2
Spokane 1/2 (will not run, if I get into the Nike Women's Marathon)
Nike Women's Marathon (IF, IF, IF I can get in)
Questions for you:
What races do you have planned for next year?
Do you find that planning races far in advance holds you more accountable in your training?
What is your favorite racing distance?
Do you have a race that you absolutely love and run it every year?