1. 9 days until the Run to the Pub half marathon. I can hardly wait!! Of course my son is starting to develop a cough and was all stuffed up last night. Perfect.
Unsarcastically perfect is the beautiful elevation chart for the Run to the Pub Half marathon...
2. Goals for the Run to the Pub. Hmm.. I have been a little reluctant to set any goals. Seems like this training cycle has been full of colds, flu, and most recently a UTI and a stomach bug. Also some back pain in late December.. not to mention how hard it is to do speed work on snow covered roads. Not really trying to make excuses, but there they are.
Right.. back to goals because excuses are lame.
"A" Goal would be of course to get a PR which would be anything under 1:37 and would mean faster than a 7:22 min/mile pace. Don't think this will happen, but you never know what can happen on race day.
"B" Goal is to keep it under 1:45. I think this is pretty reasonable. It would mean more of a 7:45ish pace. No I didn't check the math there..so sue me. I think given the downhill nature of the course it will be easy to maintain this pace.
"C" Goal Keep the pace under 8 minute miles. Reasons why... see above..blah blah downhill course.
3. The outfit! Not completely laid out yet, but certainly narrowed down, I can narrow it down further when I see what the weather will be like on race day. I would hate to be overdressed, I hate racing hot!
Gap half zip pullover that I just got in neon mint, so soft and I love it. T-shirt from Walmart, scarf from the dollar store, PROcompression shamrock socks, Aspaeris compression shorts, sparkly skirt my sister made, and striped socks from Target for possible arm warmers. It is is really cold I will wear my Brooks tights instead of the shorts.
Right now they are forecasting a high of 49 with a 60% chance of rain/snow showers. Another weather site is forecasting a high of 43 and snow. I won't hold my breath as it could change drastically in the next nine days, but I bet I start checking it daily from here on out.
Are you an obsessive weather checker before a race or do you wait until the day before to check it out?
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