|I'm already trying to make up why this # is good luck. It's my 10 miler # + 20?|
I'm excited for this half because it's the first where I really plan to race. This is my third half. My first was "I am in intense pain and sick, but I will cross the finish line". My second was "Let me see if I can run the entire thing". (Spoiler - I did). This one is "I have trained my butt off - let's DO this."
I definitely have goals.
a.) PR. This is inevitable. My current PR is 2:29:45. The training runs that I've been doing - at easy pace - are faster than this.
b.) 2:15 . This is a safety goal. I really feel that I can get here with no issues, but it's still working hard.
c.) 2:10. This feels right? Sort of? McMillan has me at 2:07 which seems too much of a stretch. Or am I underestimating myself...
The thing is, even with my goals I'm very much in the mile when I run. I'm very bad at the mental math, so I really won't know until I get towards the last few miles where I am. Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration - I will have my mile splits, so I'll have some idea.
I'm excited and nervous about this race. It's ~1,300 people, which compared to my other two halves (Disney) is distinctly smaller. On the plus side I will have my cousin cheering me on - she said she will be at two places on the course, plus at the end.
|Love ya lots, Pammy!|
I was a lazy bum today, fueled myself wonderfully (what - meatball subs are awesome the day before a race), the weather looks gorgeous...I'm ready to dominate.
Watch out Half of Quincy - I'm comin' for ya!