New Jersey State Triathlon - 07.21 & 07.22.18

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My Favorite Race Distance

I have a confession to make. I have a favorite race distance. I think every runner has a favorite distance they prefer to race. A distance they feel most comfortable running, feel great doing it and would go out and run everyday if they could!

For me, it’s an easy choice - my favorite race distance is 10 miles. {And no, I promise I’m not just saying that because the Perfect 10 race is coming up!} It’s a mileage I could run over and over and over again, especially in a race!

I think my love for 10 miles really began during my first big race – which just happened to be a 10 mile run. This was the time in my life where I really started to get hooked on running. For this race, I was able to easily put together a training plan for myself and as a newbie runner this was a big deal for me.

I was dedicated, I trained, I was prepared and I ran a 8:37/pace which I was very excited about. I even got a pretty sweet medal {my first race medal!}, which began my love for race bling. 

After running my first 10 miler, I went on to sign up for my first half marathon, which happened to be that same month! And then I signed up for another half marathon two months later, and then another…it was pretty much the jumping off point for what would eventually become a path to my first marathon

I love the 10 mile race distance because it challenges me, but it’s much less of a commitment  {for me} than the full 26.2.  It’s a distance I can really work on improving my PR with speed work, cross training and just enjoying the run!

What’s your Favorite Race Distance?

Leslie currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband and her little dog.  She shares her adventures in healthy living in the city on her personal blog, And Her Little Dog Too.