you're probably right."
I have been an athlete since grade 6 (subtract the few years I took off to pop out babies and eat ice cream.) As an Athlete I am highly competitive, driven and focused. Running is VERY new to me, I find the challenge really exciting. I have yet to truly unleash, leave it all on the course and collapse with an empty tank. This weekend I am going to do that in my Half Marathon. I may end up crawling to finish the last .1...but I would rather that then having an excess of energy that I did not exert.
Far Exceeded Expectations=
1:39 Pace of 7:33 per mile
I believe that this is possible on a perfect running day. My only hesitation is that I have not been 100% committed to my speed work or my training plan. In order to hit this pace I will have to stay focused and not let Polly Pessimism in at the first sign of fatigue. I will be uncomfortable at this pace, but I know I can do it. Winning the Costume Contest would also Far Exceed my expectations.
1:41 Pace of 7:42 per mile
Beating my current Half Marathon PR by over 2 minutes would be AMAZING. I know my legs can run sub 8 minute miles for 13.1 miles. It is my head that needs to be in it to pull this off. I would be SUPER happy with this time.
1:43:38 Pace of 7:54 per mile
This would be a 1 second PR. The Capital City Half Marathon, my first and only Half Marathon, was a Rolling Hills course and I had never raced before. I did not know what to expect and was just running to see what I could do. I know I can beat my PR and I expect to beat it by at least 1 second.
Did not Meet Expectations=
1:53 Pace of around 8:33 per mile
8:33 is my comfortable, I could run all day, Pace. If I have a BAD running day (for me) and opt to just Finish and enjoy the race this will be my time. I will still be proud, but my GOAL is to beat my PR not just to Finish.
- So there you have it. Still have not tested out my Giraffe hat from Tangle Wit Designs. I am NERVOUS to run in a new outfit on Race day, I do not want any wardrobe malfunctions. I have a few options laid out on my dresser, including a plan for UGH Rain.
On the plan today 30 minute Tempo run....I plan to run for 30 minutes as fast as I can...for FUN!! Then 2 days of rest before the BIG DAY!!