And away we go!
I’m a bit nervous.
13.1 miles. I’ve run that distance many times before, but this is just the third time in a race (one half marathon and one marathon).
I am looking forward to the race. TJ and I will run together. We talked about pace last night. From what I understand the course has a lot of uphills the first half and a lot of downhills the last quarter. RS will run also, but he will be in a different coral. Too bad as it would be great for us all to run together. However I’ve trained quite a bit for this race and RS is just starting to get back into running. He will be at the 2:20 time and TJ and I will be at the 1:45 (as that was my last time in a half).
What do I want from this race? I’m glad you asked. 🙂
I want to beat 1:44, which is my only half marathon so far. To be honest, that was an awesome race for me. To this day, I don’t know how I pulled out a 7:58 pace. I’m not going to cry if I miss my PR, but I would like one after all my mountain runs and my training to get back into running. It was a long and hard climb back from my marathon. I think I went about 4 or 5 months in the 30 -40 mile range because of injuries. Yesterday I broke 100 miles for this month which makes me feel a bit better.
So here we go. We leave today at 12:00. We will go directly to the expo and hope to be there around 3:00ish. After that, we will check out the course, and then check into our hotel, about 8 miles from the starting line.
Our race starts at 7:00… It is supposed to be 50 degrees at race time and get into the mid 60s by 9:00. All in a all, it should be a great day for a race. Cool, low humidity. No clouds. Just fun.
@BigBigGeek and @David_topping will be running also. TJ mentioned that there will be a place to meet up with family and friends and the sections are done by the alphabet. Maybe we can all met under the letter Q? I figure that will be the least crowded – of course maybe everyone will think that way.
Have an awesome weekend and I’ll try and post my time as soon as I can after the race!
Off to eat some bagels.