Thursday, September 19, 2013

NOW I can rest.

51°,  WSW 3,  UV 0,  89% H,   Dp 48°

Just a short run in great weather this morning to see what I can do.   It looks like I have to run at a 9:00 pace to break last year's Cow Harbor time. Last year I did 9:23 to come in at 58:18.

The 5 miler in Bayville on Sunday was a good run, I managed to average 9:05.
Today, for just under 3 miles I averaged 8:50 - AND I walked toward the end for 20 seconds or so to bring my heart rate down before ending with a bit of a kick.  I tried to simulate racing conditions, but decided not to overdo it 2 days before the race. I need to save that frenetic nastiness for Saturday.

I'm also under a little bit of pressure as I said I'd go to a baby shower on Saturday for a friend at work. It starts at 10:00 am - it's a brunch, sit-down-and-served type. It's supposed to last til 1:00. Doubtful I will make it there in time to eat, I may just arrive in time to deliver the gift. I may just bring it in tomorrow to work, and beg out. I haven't decided yet.

I'll spend some time visualizing a great race - and try to remember to hydrate and eat well before hand. I'm so convinced it makes a big difference.

Good luck to all those running races this weekend!


  1. Good luck with your race! You have certainly prepared well. I hope the weather is cool and comfortable for you.

    1. Thank you, A! I hope the weather is on the cooler side, too!

  2. Good luck. You'll do just fine.

  3. Good luck, sister! You'll rock it, I know. Just remember everything you learned and run with it...LOL! That was pretty funny!

  4. It's always a good idea to have a performance target for a race. But since there are so many variables related to weather and how you feel on race day, it's good to go into it with a stretch goal time, a realistic goal time and an acceptable time.

    Have a great race and see you tomorrow, among the throngs!

    1. And that's what I'm thinking. I'd like to do a 9:00 min/mile pace, but if I come in under 9:23, I'm still ok!

      I hope to see you there!


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