It's that time of year again: my favorite race! This year marks the 6th consecutive year of running the Sioux Falls half marathon. Without further adieu, I give you my race goals:
Goal A: 1:48:xx. When I had originally started my training for this race, I had thought 1:45 would be ballsy and bad assed enough to pursue. Somewhere along the way I psyched myself and started focusing on 1:48. I know I should be able to break 1:50, but I don't want to be content in coming in just under. Secretly, I want to run a 1:48:33 which is Jenn's current PR, because we constantly joke that we are the same runner. ;)
This week has been spent getting in some slow short miles. I sometimes struggle getting out the door when I have 8 tempo miles on the schedule, but 3-4 easy? No problem. I heart mini-half marathon tapers. :)
I did a stellar 4 miles in a steady downpour of rain and loved every minute of it. I wore a hat so I could do without the rain pelting me in the eye, and had a blast. [Random note: I was a lifeguard for....7-8 years? And hated swimming with my face in the water. I hate getting it wet, what can I say? Don't ask what this says about my future budding tri career. :p] It was very refreshing to return home, drenched, but not by my own perspiration, and by the elements instead.
This morning I hit the bike path for an eas 3 miles. The cool temps are making me so stinkin' happy. The wind, however, is making me want to line my pockets with heavy rocks. When it was time to turn around on the trail, I wanted to keep going! Ooooh just realized the next time my feet hit that part of the trail I'll be rounding out the final mile and a half of my half. Bring it.
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Oh, one more thing.... GO SAINTS. ;)