Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's Almost Here

The Derby Half is two and a half days away! 

I know I have trained more than the previous two half's and am physically ready but mentally I'm not sure.  I have been watching the weather like a hawk and it has changed drastically since the 10 day forecast started appearing.  It's gone from high of 82 and sunny to 66 and cloudy.  Today's current forecast for Saturday is  75 degrees with a chance of rain and storms.  I know what shorts I'm wearing, but the top I had planned on chaffed my arm on my last long run, so I can't wear it....  I guess I'll wear my regular sleeveless shirt. It seems to be my "go to" shirt. 

after my first Tri - 2010

after my first half - 2010

after the indoor tri - 2012

Apparently I have regular "go to" shorts too, but I'm not wearing them on Saturday.

I really don't have a time goal in mind for this race, other than to PR.  But if I have to have goals I guess they are: a PR even by one second will be my A goal,  2:45 for my B goal, and 2:40 for my C goal.

Lesley and I are going to start together, but I'm not sure how long we will stay together. I have a feeling she will be well in front of me.  I plan on sticking to my run 9 minutes, walking 1 minute pace for as long as I can.  Usually the last couple miles it's hard to not walk more.  I also plan on running with my Ipod which I don't do when we do our long runs.

When you run "with" someone in a race do you stay by their side the whole time?  Or are you within site of each other?

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