My personal record on this course (flat and fast) is also my half marathon PR, you know since I’ve run two and didn’t really train for the other one. (Have I mentioned I am beyond excited to run 13 races this year and add to that total? I have such big 2013 Running Goals.)
I actually think it might be a good thing I will get no where near my sub 2 hour PR because I feel like that lets me just slow down and take it easy. I won’t be pushing hard, because I know I cannot break that mark after only 5 week of training at less than 100%.
My Goals for Tomorrow:
- Top Priority – Cross the finish line smiling and without hurting my leg any more since it is still recovering. This is my first race in over a year – the victory is in being able to run again.
- Smooth Sailing – Try to come in close to 10:00 minute miles (which are a big push for me right now) around 2:10ish total if all is going very well.
- Oh, Crap – If it is going badly I will be smart- I will stop, stretch, walk, whatever it takes to not aggravate this injury. I need to get better not worse.
- Best Day, EVER – I will prance through mile 5.5 while they sprinkle jelly beans down upon me like raindrops. I am a sweet addict and jelly beans are my kryptonite. I pray they rain from the heavens and land happily in my mouth. (Best aid station for sure. F-Gatorade, bring on the beans!)
Well here goes nothing – race number 1 of 13 in 2013 and also my first race in over a year.
Do you have any big runs coming up?
If one food could fall down upon you from the heavens midrun what would it be?
Obviously I choose jelly beans, but maybe they could also have a block of brie waiting for me at the end of the race. “Here is your medal and your hunk of cheese.” Happiness.