I look for strong numbers in the class I plan to run. $$ is always an issue, but for right now, time and place is everything. 50hrs at a high stress job and 7 credit hours this semester at IPFW makes me stretched pretty thin. Having a little rest time is important. I've been stuck deciding to travel to race, or rest. I'm fighting burnout, so the latter is usually what I go with. That's why you haven't seen me lately.
If I only had an 8th day in a week for racing.