So this coming Saturday brings the next race in the local club points series-the Run for Central Park 4-miler. And even though I am one of the Flyers’ captains, and I will be urging my group of 30-something women to run the race…I have no desire whatsoever to run it!!
I was actually hoping to get in a long run on that day, as on Sunday I will be spectating and cheering on the run course of the NYC Triathlon. Right now, I gotta be choosy as to what short races I do…as I’m racing tomorrow and I think that is more than enough for the week. I could possibly add on miles before and after, but I really don’t want to do that…don’t feel like spending another $20 on that.
Oh the irony-me and my support of short races, and now i’m saying the team points schedule clashes with my marathon training. But on the other hand, I prefer to run short earlier in the year, where the team points schedule includes 15Ks and half-marathons that I’m not in shape for. Yeah…I’m not speedy enough to even score for the team, so why am I fretting. Well, I guess in a way, I feel I need to “lead by example”…if I am asking those girls to run those races, I should do the same if possible!!
And don’t get me wrong. I’m proud of our team’s successes, it’s great to see them honored at Club Night year after year, I hope this year is the year that our men’s open team wins first in their division…I do support them wholeheartedly. But-when it comes down to it-I do have individual goals. And I know there are quite a few others who feel they are in that same boat. And is it really fair for NYRR to decide what my goal races for the year should be, just because I am part of a team? And I don’t think that makes me-or anyone else in that position-any less of a team player.
Curious to hear thoughts from other local NYC club peeps on this!!