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Monday, March 15, 2010

Goals for Mercer Island Half

I am home SICK today... yes I probably pushed it too much this weekend. I am hoping for a speedy recovery since I have a Half Marathon this Sunday on 3/21!! I am not alone, this race will bring out the Bloggies and Buddies alike.

Amanda (Birthday!)
Cassidy and Meghan (No Blog but 1,000+++ Clubbers)
Jill
Kasey
Kerrie
Sarah
Zoe
Did I forget anyone???

After the race most of us will be eating lunch to celebrate Amanda's birthday. It is going to be a blast. But before the fun I have to put in the work. I love the way Marlene posts her race goals so I am going to use her format.


3 Goals for Mercer Island Half:
  • A (I hope I can): PR sub- 1:40
  • B (I think I can): PR sub-1:43:39
  • C (I know I can): 1:53 or Faster


I have heard that the course is HILLY. I plan to drive the course on Saturday. It always helps to get a feel for the course prior to running so I can mentally prepare my pacing and effort. My first Half, The Capital City Half HERE was a rolling hill course. This is the first race of the year. I feel like I am in better shape then any past race. I hope I can kick this sickness so I am at optimal performance by Sunday.

Off to rest!!


HAPPY MONDAY!!

38 comments:

Marlene said...

FIRST!!!

Marlene said...

Yay! :)

I was so sorry to see on FB that you're home sick. Well, happy that you took the day off, but sad that you're not well. Take care of yourself so you're all better for this weekend!

I love your ABC goals. :) I have a good feeling... you've been running strong!

Bethany + Ryan said...

U will for sure break 140! Esp coming off of being sick bc u will feel so good come this weekend!! Ryan and I are running a half on sunday too, the New Bedford Half. Take care! Feel better!!

Bethany + Ryan said...

U will for sure break 140! Esp coming off of being sick bc u will feel so good come this weekend!! Ryan and I are running a half on sunday too, the New Bedford Half. Take care! Feel better!!

Anne Marie said...

Take care of yourself being sick! Just rest and lay low...you don't want it lingering (trust me!) I'm just now getting over the sick thing.

and DANG 1:40 is speedy fast. You go w/that PR. Good luck!!

Blonde Mom Runs said...

I am running Mercer Island too! love your goals-with how speedy your training has been, you will get your sub 1:40 for sure! Rest up, and feel better.

X-Country2 said...

Get some rest and get well soon. You have a race on the horizon!

Lauren said...

Good luck, I know you'll rock it! Feel better.

Staci Dombroski said...

You are going to do awesome! I think that is a great idea to drive it first. Have a great week!

misszippy said...

Rest up--you know your work is done so don't push yourself this week. You'll do great from the sounds of your recent runs. Good luck!

Aneta said...

green tea+oj+chicken broth!! that is the cure!!!!
its too bad ur not well. but u have lots of time to recover before the race.
rest up!!!!

Lisa said...

sounds like a great plan! I always like to know what's ahead of me on a course too!

skinnyrunner.com said...

good luck with your race this coming weekend! hope you kill it!

run with Jill said...

Hey, I'll see you out on the course. Hills indeed, but oh well. I just signed up after I ran 11 miles yesterday and figured I can do 13 this weekend.
Sorry you are sick.

Good Luck Sunday!

Morgan said...

Feel better and enjoy the time off as an added taper bonus!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

First - So jealous you all get to race together.

Second - as long as you've shaken this illness (and probably if you haven't) you'll go sub 1:40!

Third - Rest up and get better!

MJ said...

I hope you feel better soon! Get a lot of rest before this weekend. And I'll be cheering for you to get to goal A!!! :)

Lacey Nicole said...

booo.. have some tea!!! i'm home too but it's cuz there is flooding all over the place here!!! our work supervisor called us this AM and told us to work from home. not safe!!!!

i hope you feel better soon .

and love the ABC goals!! :)

Linda said...

Take care of yourself.

FYI - I just contributed to the Maration for the Cure. ;-)

Heather said...

Hope you feel better soon!

The Happy Runner said...

Get better so you can go get that A GOAL!!!!!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Feel better soon. I know you can! Your training has been so great I know you are going to amaze yourself and have loads of buddies with you to share it. You are so blessed! Sending healthy thoughts your way.

Tiffany said...

Good Luck and have fun. I just finished my first half marathon and it was tough! It was 6.5 miles of uphill where we gained 2000 feet in elevation. But it was a beautiful, warm perfect day and afterwards we had a great lunch with friends and then went swimming in the hot springs.

Mary said...

Feel better I can;t wait to hear how you kicked it on the half!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Oh...I'm sorry you're sick! Rest up this week and you'll be good to go for your race this weekend! Woohoo...you're going to ROCK! :)

sideofsneakers.com said...

Oh no- rest up and feel better so you can rock that race!!! I have a 1/2 on Sunday too, so I'll definitely be sending happy race thoughts you're way!

Katie A. said...

Rest up and feel better - I love your goals! Sub 1:40 is all yours!

Croughwell said...

Good luck with the half marathon!

Sarah said...

I love the goals! Really inspiring!

Good luck and I hope you feel better in time for the race!

Anna said...

I hope you feel better SOON! Get some rest! And great goals :)

ajh said...

Rest. Rest some more. And then rest. Seriously!

J said...

Looks like some good goals! Get well soon girl so you can rock the race!

teacherwoman said...

Oh hun, I am so sorry to are under the weather! I hope you feel better fast!

Your A, B, and C goals look great!

Melissa said...

Oh no! I hope you are feeling better ASAP!!!!

You are going to rock this race, I know it.

MCM Mama said...

Hope you feel better soon! I am sure you will ROCK the half!

Jill said...

You ran 18 not feeling great...You will rock MERCER...You always do great...even if you don't think so!

Rest, drink Tea and you will do great. Can't wait to catch up for our pre-race drive.

You are going to do great...I just know it. It will be so fun to have lunch and de-brief on the race. So fun!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Love the goals!!! I too feel like I am in better shape than for any other race...with that said I have not been doing any hill training! OKC is F.L.A.T.!!! =) oh well! I am excited!! I cant wait!!!

Denise said...

feel better and rest up!! i got sick right before the marathon but it turned out to be a good thing. forced me to rest!! good luck!