1. I think if I plan something new, something different, then maybe I won't freak out so much about my goals for the upcoming race?
3. My type A personality doesn't like down-time?
4. The excitement of racing season is getting to me?
When I first started running, I needed races planned in order to stay motivated to keep running. Now, I don't have that problem! I run for the love of running. Well, and time with my friends. And exercise. And because if I run 10 miles, or 15 miles or whatever, I can eat more of what I want. I run for my skinny jeans.
As of right now I am registered for one race but it's not until November (Ragnar Relay in TN). I have 3 races that I'm looking into running, seeing if they fit into our family calendar without too much fuss. Funny thing is, I discovered after USAF in September and before I started training for Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon in January, that I LOVED not having a training plan. The freedom to run whenever I wanted to was fantastic! So why the sudden change?
I will probably never have an answer to this, but it's one of those things that keep my brain spinning on my runs.
Do you have to have the next race/next challenge planned before you finish the first one? Or do you just pick up races as they come along?