How to Select Goal Races

💥GOAL RACE CRITERIA💥

When we are picking our goal races for the year, we want to think about putting ourselves in the BEST possible position to see what we are capable of 💯

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👇Consider the following to ensure your goal race will set YOU up for success:👇

❇️TIME OF YEAR:

A race in August versus a race in November will yield VERY different temperatures anywhere in the U.S. Shoot for goal races in the Fall and Spring for optimal running conditions! ⛅️Experts say the ideal running temperatures for the human body are 45-50 degrees for long distance races

❇️COURSE ELEVATION:

It’s no secret that running on hills slows you down, though some runners do thrive on smaller rolling hills versus a completely flat course. Know what type of course suits you best! 🏔

❇️CROWD SUPPORT/SPECTATORS:

Do you love having spectators cheer you on, or does all the commotion of a big race stress you out? Figure out what environment you run your best in! 👨‍👨‍👦‍👦

❇️TRAVEL:

Some runners LOVE runcations while others prefer to stay close to home for races. Plan to run races that make the most sense for you and your situation! ✈️

❇️COMPETITION/FIELD SIZE:

Are you the type of runner who is motivated and pushed by other runners around you, or can you thrive out on your own during a race? Figure out your ideal racing scenario 🏃‍♀️🏃🏃‍♂️

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