Running a race is 100 percent worth it because of the great feeling of accomplishment. Having run hundreds of races, there is nothing more gratifying than completing a full marathon. Running a race will put you on a schedule because you can’t just show up on prepared. So it is a great way to help you stay focused and motivated. And on days you don’t want to get up, running a race will get you up and going to pound the pavement. And you will meet new friends while having a blast! So run a race so you can see just why it is 100 percent worth it!
1. Adds Motivation to Your Training
If you are going through the motions in your training but just not feeling it, you should register to run a race. This will not only help to motivate you but you will have to get going right away with the right routine. Train for the distance of the race you are registered to run!
2. Puts You on a Schedule
Now you will have to work on a running schedule. You will have scheduled days of speed workouts, tempo runs and even recovery days. Running a race will help you to get right to this schedule, knowing you have to be race ready on race day!
3. Keeps Your Focus
If you are having days that you are just not that into your running, you just may need to refocus. And the best way to focus is registering for a race. Now you will have to put your eye on the prize and get to your training for race day pronto! Not time like the present!
4. Gets You up on Days You Don’t Want to Get up
There may be days when you feel like you need a pass to your running workouts. Maybe you are not feeling your love of runs at the moment. But just knowing you have a running race in 12 weeks may be the motivation that you need to get up and get going.
5. Meet New Friends
Running a race will have you meet new friends with similar goals. They may even become future running buddies to bond while you get your workout in together. So be open to meeting new friends and take in every fitness fun moment of your race day! This will be a great day to remember!
6. Feel Great Accomplishment
As you cross the finish line on race day you feel a rush of excitement and you are overwhelmed with the feeling of accomplishment. No one has helped you to do what you have just done. It was all within you. So bask in the glory on race day because you did it!
7. Have a Blast
Through the miles of the race you will go through many phases. In a marathon, it is a 26.2 mile story of yourself. But through this experience make sure you enjoy yourself and have a blast. Because you have the power to achieve anything you choose to. And this race is just one of the many ways you are proving it!
So find a race that interests you and register. This is the next chapter in your life story so go ahead and make it a great one that betters your health and fitness in the process!