Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Race Day Goals

I ran 7 miles on Saturday - the hilly part of the half marathon course that is this Saturday.  There was no walking for the entire 1:07 that I ran and I finished strong and feeling that I could run at least another 3 miles.  So things are looking good for race day.  I plan to take 2 GU breaks during the race, meaning that I will walk for the time that it takes me to eat a GU packet and then keep going.

Yes, I have time goals for the race. And I'm pretty crazy for trying to go for a new PR on such a difficult course (I mean, it's not super hard, but it does have 4 hills - 3 of which are pretty serious).  The race is going to have pacers - one every five minutes from 1:40 - 2:30 - and my plan is to stay with the 1:55 pacer for a long as possible.

My hope is that I won't go out super fast and crash - like I almost ALWAYS do in a half marathon.  I can't run 8 minute miles for the first three-five miles and expect to hit my time goal.

So here it is, Blogging World, I'm setting my goals high and I hope that I can come away with something great on Saturday.

Goal A - under 2 hours

Goal B - under 2:04:15 (for a new PR)

Goal C - under 2:05:45 (my time from the last half marathon that I ran in November)


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The weather was perfect on Saturday and we took Katie to the zoo.  And the only time we pulled out the camera was when she was on the carousel.

Which she loved, in case you can't tell.


Momma Twitch said...

You're going to do great on Saturday!! I bet you'll get a new PR easy.

L.B. said...

She's a cutie!

I predict a PR! Hopefully you will run strong and the time will take care of itself.

Becca Lund said...

you'll do it -- you're going to be awesome!!!

tahoegirl said...

Wow, I can't believe how big she is. Ugh, time flies. Good luck with your half. Believe in yourself.