Happy Friday from Sunny, warm Las Vegas! How was your week? Anyone else traveling to Vegas this weekend or running another race somewhere else?!? I can honestly say that I’m missing the snow 0%. ; )
Anyways, let’s chat about my goals for the race on Sunday. I’m running the 5k on Saturday to just shake out my legs and hope to keep it at a controlled 10:xx pace (expending as little energy as possible). I’ve always had the goal that if I break 1:42 for the half, then I will miraculously be ready to get a BQ in the marathon. I’ve since come to the realization that it may not happen right away and that I’ll also probably need more like a sub 1:40 time to qualify for Boston, so with that my goal is still to get as close to 1:42 as I can (my original goal). I’m not 100% positive that I’ll be able to run a sub 1:42, BUT I will absolutely give it my best shot and I also want to definitely PR my half (plus have fun ; ) …). I also want to mentally stay in the race the ENTIRE time (which can be hard! especially when things get difficult). I want to PUSH when things get hard and not give in to the pain. I would also really like to negative-split.
Flashback to the Marathon last year!
SO with that in mind….here’s my goals laid out with some nice bulletpoints:
“A goal” - Half PR
“Also A goal” - HAVE FUN
“B goal” - STAY MENTALLY IN IT
“C goal”- Negative Split
“D goal”- Get that Sub 1:42
Flashback to my medal collection last year!
What are you up to this weekend?
A, B, C, D goals- how many do you like to make?
Ever ran the #StripAtNight?