Usually my race goals are my favorite blog post to write (behind race reports that is), but for some reason I'm freaking out a bit about putting my goals in writing. Not that I've kept my race goals a secret, but it still makes them serious being typed out. But anywhosits, without further adieu here are my race goals (sorry Neal, no sweet dinosaur inspired goals this go around [sad face]). (Sidenote: I just re-read my race goals from Green Bay, was I on crack back then or what?!?!?!? Seriously...suffering from some MAYJAH taper brain at that time like whoa.)
Goal C: Finish marathon #2. Enjoy the race. Burst in to "Vivaaaaaaaaa Las Vegasssssssssss" no less than 6 times throughout the 26.2 miles. Avoid accidentally getting married at mile 5 with the masses. Avoid accidental prostitution. Avoid running off with a showgirl. Avoid becoming a showgirl. If a blue man is encountered along the course, make sure to ask him how look it took to blue himself. [Perhaps I should have a separate post for these "personal" goals throughout the race. :p]
Goal B: PR. My current (and only) time is 4:12:00. Assuming nothing goes wrong on race day, I should be able to crack this puppy. I was a pretty consistent 9:23 pace for the first 20ish miles of Green Bay until my legs gained 900 pounds out of nowhere.
Goal A: Sub-4. I've gone back and forth all throughout training about whether I would or should shoot for 3:5x. My biggest fear in the marathon is crashing and burning after going out too fast, I want to enjoy the race as much as I can. It's doable, just dependent on whether I can quiet the wussy part of my brain down come race day. :)
See ya'll in Sin City! Vivaaaaaaa Las Vegassssssssssssssss!