This weeks TiaRT comes from Joanna at Morning Runner and she asks: What is your favorite race? Do you live for the marathons or crave a 5k? Would you rather race in the morning, afternoon, or at night? Do you like big races with tons of people and encouraging crowds or do you prefer the smaller hometown races?
My favorite races:
Road: Broad Street 10 Miler in Pa, Philadelphia Distance Run (13.1)
Triathlon: Philly Women’s Triathlon.
My favorite distance:
Road: I really like running 1/2 marathons but my favorite distance is 10 miles. To me, it is the perfect amount of miles.
Triathlon: The sprint distance is the only one I have competed in, but I really do like it. This year I will be doing an Olympic distance race, so I guess I will know then which I prefer.
My favorite race time:
Road and Triathlon: I like early races. For one, it is not too hot and for two I am awake and ready to go. Of course, with that said, a 9am race would be nice every now and again.
My favorite size race:
Road: While I do prefer larger races, honestly the size doesn’t really matter to me. As far as spectators, I like it to be parrallel with the distance; for instance, if it is a small race, then I don’t expect a whole lot of people but if it is a half-marathon then I do expect a lot of people.
Triathlon: Even though it makes for a crowded swim, I really like the bigger races when it comes to triathlon. In my experience, the bigger races are better organized and are just more fun in general.