Usually 1 key other race a year. But other years I raced 1-2 races each month – 5k-5M-10k – 16 races + 2-3 marathons
YTD – I have racd 5 times less than last year –
Other years I would “Kill” myself in workouts – Barely being able to walk after some morning runs the rest of the day. This year I am trying to take a more practical approach – Get 90-95% of workout in – don't kill yourself – Theory is you will be able to do quality more often. Killing yourself is for races.
Reality – I am getting less quality workouts in (Lack of motivation) I am having a harder time pushing the red line in races. The benefit – I am consuming much less ibuprofen. Many less ice buckets – I can walk normally around work most days.
Total YTD mileage is about the same as the last 2 years