Race for Fun

Race for Fun

Running is always fun. Racing is even better. When you haven’t been training, just running for fun, there’s no reason to put pressure on yourself to PR at a race. It would set you up for failure and disappointment and that’s never fun.

Bastille Day 5k/8k


I won a free race entry for the Bastille Day 5k & 8k from Chicago Runner Girl and I’ll be running the Chinatown 5k on Saturday as part of my friends bachelorette party.

Chinatown 5k

I’m going to run both of these races without a Garmin and I’ll run them by feel. I’m excited to let go of the “I’m racing” concept and just go run for fun.

Have you ever run a race just for fun?

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  1. you go girl! Both of those sound super fun and I wish I coulda fit them into my schedule! 🙂
    Brooke recently posted..Allstate 13.1 Chicago Race Recap

  2. Post race photo looks like it was a happy fun time!

    Running by feel is the way to go! I like reading the stories of the Ethiopian and Kenyan runners that keep it so simple, and are just amazing! internalizing your pace and having that mental speedometer is great!
    Declan recently posted..Run it, I’m on one

  3. My training kind of fell off a few months ago, so lately all of my races have been “for fun.” It has been fun, but I find that I’m not as motivated, so I might need to pick a goal race for the fall.
    Maggie recently posted..Race Recap: Bastille Day 5K

  4. Yeah, I understand. It’s good to have 1 or 2 goal races throughout the year. Are you planning on running a full this year?

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