Friday, December 3, 2010

Las Vegas Marathon Race Goals

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!

18 comments:

baker said...

Kill it Jeri AND have fun!
Sub4 all the way. You got it this.

Morgan said...

Pace yourself my pretty and you will get that sub-4 easy peasy! Good luck!! So excited for you!!!!

P.S. Although not as big and bad as the A goal, your c goal is hilarious and I wish I were there to spectate you so I could have multiple signage keeping you going that reminded you of said goals! LMAO!

Lucas said...

I'm not sure if you'll reach that C goal, too many variables in that one. A goal is a go tho, no problem! See you in a few hours!

Heather said...

Good luck! Hope you have a great time.

angryrunner said...

+10 for the arrested development reference!!!

cw and jrw said...

Wish I was there. Maybe they'll let you pick up my $145 t-shirt and mail it to me??? Please. Anyway, HAVE FUN!!! Good luck!! -cw

J said...

Great job on your November totals! Good luck in Las Vegas!! Hope you have a great time and get a PR!

aron said...

you are definitely ready girl... go get that marathon with a 3 in the front!!! have a BLAST in vegas!

Tara said...

Have a great race! Can't wait to see how you do! Vegas will for sure be a great post-marathon party! :)

bobbi said...

Have fun and GOOD LUCK!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

Morgan is a smart cookie.. aim for the negative split and have faith in all that awesome training!

northlandrunner said...

get after it girllll!

Susan said...

GO JERI!!! I wish I could come pull you to sub-4, but you don't need me and will rock Vegas on your own! :) Good luck, can't wait for the race report!

Librarian on the Run said...

Good luck with marathon #2!

jt00ct said...

Good luck Jeri, looking forward to your race report. Now go kick some ass!

The un-Zen Runner said...

I love it when my legs gain 900 pounds. Makes me feel like I'm not part chicken.

Ron said...

it is very flat and the weather will be super nice. I will be wearing the limyest lime green you have ever encountered. YOU GO GIRL!

Trying To Heal said...

good luck jeri!!! you're gonna do freak'n awesome!!!!