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How to Find Races Near You

Happy Monday! Another weekend has flown by too fast! As they say, time flies when you’re having fun and to say I had fun this weekend is such an understatement! Recap on my trip to Bama to come tomorrow! As for today, we need to start the week off with a little motivation and a peek into how to find some races near you!

I’ve got running on my brain today…

Last Week’s Workouts

Monday: 3 mile run (8:40 pace)
Tuesday: 3.5 mile run (8:12 pace)
Wednesday: 100’s Workout
Thursday: OFF
Friday: OFF
Saturday: Yoga (60 minutes) & 40 minute walk
Sunday: 4.7 mile trail run

Spring and Summer Races

This week I want to talk about Spring/Summer races! Aside from the heat, this is some of the best running of the year! Why you ask? There are SO MANY RACES! Quick and easy 5Ks and 10Ks that you can use to increase your speed or casually run with friends!

How to Find Races Near You

Quick and easy ways to find running road races in your city or even a city you're visiting! Now get out there and run! #runner #roadrace #5K #findarace #runa5K #couchto5K

For my fellow Houstonians, you can take a look at the site Houston Running Calendar.

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A few other options for those of you around the country/world are:
– Google: {This year} Races in _____ <– Enter your City here!
– Go to Runner’s World Race Finder: you can type in your city of choice AND select the race distance of your choice!

Related Post: Tips for Running in the Heat & Humidity

Here are some of my tops reasons to love Spring/Summer racing:

  1. Like I said above, shorter distances can help to improve your speed on long distance runs!
  2. You can choose to train or just run! Training for these shorter runs allows a runner to keep up with a schedule and have a goal in mind. You can also just go for it! Training with a goal keeps you in year long training/goal mode if that’s what you need. Just going for it gives you a training break!
  3. Charity Runs: Many of these smaller races raise money for great causes. Can’t complain too much if you get a workout in and you’re donating to an excellent cause. Whether it be for MS, Cancer or Children’s groups, you know your money is going somewhere its needed.
  4. In Houston, it is HOT in the summertime. Let’s be honest, it’s already been pretty hot for the past month. These shorter runs are manageable in the heat and it gives you a reason to get out there, run and skip the excuses!
  5. FOR FUN!!! There are so many fun runs out there; it’s a great way to be active and do something different with your friends on the weekend.

Before you go, don’t forget to check out these spring and summer fitness essentials for when the weather starts to get a bit warmer. Take it from a Texas girl, you’ll want all of these!

What’s your favorite race distance? Do you prefer running in the spring/summer or fall/winter?

Until next time…
With love and God bless,

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