While this probably is not the most excited I’ve ever been about running a half-marathon, I am as ready as I am going to be this year. Next Saturday morning, we will be up early as I run the Park to Park Half Marathon for my fourth and (as far as I know at the moment) final time. Because this spring has been so difficult, I haven’t really even come up with any goals for this race. At this point I have two goals:
- Finish strong
- Finish in under two hours
Goal #2 is going to be a challenge, because I have not been running at under a 9:06/mile pace – which is required for a sub-two hour 1/2 marathon. Despite all that, it’s been a pretty good week, with almost 27 miles running and 6 miles walking for just over 33 miles this week. I am at 71 miles for the month, which is with 29 to go – 13 of those come on Saturday. Barring any injuries, I should be able to come up with a gain for this month and start working on that goal of 1,200 miles this year. See you next week! Pressing On!