Why I Am Not Running Rock 'n' Roll Brooklyn
All the buzz about the Rock n Roll Brooklyn half marathon has been circulating like hot cakes. Everyone is super excited and can't wait for this amazing run to come back to Brooklyn after a two-year hiatus with a longer course.
I myself was thinking about running this race. I planned out how I was going to train, my running schedule, even down to what I was going to wear. I knew it was going to be a challenge since I have the Staten Island half the day after, but I thought I could do it.
But then it hit me...
There’s a possibility of injury here. A possibility that I might not finish both races, I thought about it and I let the Pride 5 Mile run and the Achilles 5 mile run become my testers. Both runs were back to back and I assessed how I felt, if I felt fine I knew I was up for the challenge, but if not then I knew it wasn't for me.
It wasn't for me...
When I began the Achilles 5 mile run my shins, quads and hamstrings were on fire. At that point I knew running 13.1 miles on a Saturday and Sunday wasn't in my power. My legs weren't putting up with the mileage even though it was a short distance. While running the Achilles 5 miler, I knew at that point RnR Brooklyn wasn’t for me.
Then I also started to assess other factors as well. I’m running the Diva’s Half Marathon on October 4th and then the Staten Island half on October 11th. Trying to fit another half marathon between those two doesn’t even seem reasonable.
Also, where is all of this money coming from? How am I going to pay for all of these races, the outfits, transportation and don’t forget the post race meals, YUM!
After assessing all of the factors that would go into each race, I decided that running RnR Brooklyn isn’t for me and it wasn’t in my wheelhouse this year. If all goes well with the event this year, I’ll be sure to be there next year.
Have you guys ever taken on too many races that you couldn’t handle? How did you deal with it?