Unfortunately I have just skipped 2 scheduled races, the first (London Parkrun 5 km) because too weak after a long treatment with antibiotics and the second (Farnese 10 km) for a pain in my right knee.
However I am not so wise to listen to my body and I do regular workouts without pushing and with no long distance runs.
Now I feel better but I think that I will also skip the next scheduled race (Vivicittà 10 km) because I find ridiculous a route with 4 laps in a city where we have many possible one lap routes (or 2 x 5 km laps). I enjoy to race but 4 laps with a lot of runners is only chaos.
What do you think about the races with many laps?
Here are 2 pictures of the same race that I ran in 1996. At that time I was member of the official Navy Running team: