|I still can't quite wrap my head around the fact that I'll be here on Sunday...a little farther back than those folks up front!|
GOALS that is...it is something I've been thinking of for the past couple of weeks...that's a lie, months. For my first half marathon I had one goal, FINISH and I did. Even though I walked a little and was disappointed that I did I was proud that I finished. But then came the need to beat myself, over and over again and try to obtain personal records with each race. I'm still dreaming of a sub 2 hour half...
I know I've trained well, I know what pace I will probably run for 26.2 miles, but I'm still not sure I want to put it out there for the blog world to see and hold me accountable for. Okay, fine I will...in three parts!
|13 weeks of training baby!|
This is a goal I'm very confident will happen and even if it takes me 6.5 hours (the course limit) I will still be ecstatic when I go up the only hill of the race and cross the finish line. Since this is the first time my body and mind will ever run this distance I really don't know what to expect from my body or mind and I'll have to adapt as things happen.
GOAL 2: UNDER 5 HOUR
I'm not sure why under 5 hours sounds good, but it does. I also know that if I maintain a 10:30 pace for most of the race this gives me quite a bit of time to significantly slow down towards the end and still come in under 5 hours. Again, I will just be happy to be crossing the finish line.
GOAL 3: 4 HOURS AND 30 MINUTES
Secretly, I would like to finish in around 4 hours, 30 minutes. During our 20 miler, Stacey and I were figuring out that if we kept up the pace we normally run at a 4:30 time is totally doable, but again we didn't want to put such lofty goals out there...until now.
|So, it's gonna be warm...time to mentally prepare!|
Question: Do you make goals for every race you set out to do?