Tomorrow is race day. Typically I go into this type of race with a laissez-faire attitude of just run it. Never put a lot into it and just ran. Whatever the outcome was the outcome was. Well that all changed when I signed up for Athlinks. Right there for the whole world to see were my results. Some of those races were done to pace others, some just for fun but all of a sudden the competitor in me kicked in and I’m staring results in the face. So after I ran my training run last week of 9.3 miles (Coach said 9 miles in the 7:40-7:50/mile pace range) at a pace of 7:38/mile Coach and I discussed what I could do for this race.
We discussed holding that same 7:40-7:50/mile pace and then she asked me if I could go faster. I told her I just did 7:38 so I can definitely go faster….I love pushing myself. We settled on 7:20-7:30/mile and trying to break 1:10. So that is my goal for this race. Being the competitor that I am I had to check out last year’s results. Well the M35-39 winner ran a pace of 7:15. #2 and #3 ran at 7:21. #4 was 7:27 and #5 7:32. I will be testing the boundaries of my now limits on Saturday.
Also, there will be other bloggers running the race. Jon from Emergence, Shannon from Iron Texas Mommy and Allison from Just Tri and Finish will all be there as well. Stop by their blogs and wish them good luck.