Today marks my SECOND Half Marathon! I’ll be lining up with 22,000 other runners, my first large race! I have been looking forward to this since November, when I first took the plunge and registered. Revisit my post HERE. Crazy, no?!
Nonetheless, it’s hours away and I’m super excited (and a lil’ nervous). My mother has also made the trip down south to watch me run!
So without further adieu, my race goals:
GOAL A: 2 hours. This could be possible… The reason I throw this bone of a goal out there is that I ran a 8:50 min/mile average pace on my last long 9 mile run…and felt awesome!! Due to the cooler weather…and possible extra energy from having other runners around me…this is a goal…albiet a lofty one!
GOAL B: Sub 2 hours, 7 minutes. This is my most realistic goal. I have been training at a 9:30 min/mile pace for the last four months. If I do this right, I can finish in 2 hours, 4 minutes. If I shave even a small 15 seconds off my current pace, I can finish in 2 hours, 1 minute!
GOAL C: Finish. Oh yeah – and be thankful I’m able to run and enjoy the day.
So there you have it! Wish me luck!!