Monday, January 4, 2010

1/2 Marathon Coming Up

This Saturday is the Disney 1/2 marathon. I've been training fairly well for it; it definitely could've gone better but it also could've gone a lot worse. I unfortunately missed some last key workouts last week due to being sick, but I felt like myself again for my last long run this past Saturday.

Goals for the race:
  • Under 1:30. I'll be really freaking upset if I don't hit this goal.
  • Realistic: 1:27. This is what I really want.
  • Over and above: sub 1:27. I'll be really freaking happy if I hit this goal.

I just don't have a lot to base my times off of, so really these goals are based off of what some of you girls have run - very scientific :) I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get into an early wave. You had to put down an expected finish time and I put 1:27. Then you had to put a recent race result, and I don't have a recent 1/2 marathon time. So I ended up writing some little monologue about what my time was in my last 1/2 ironman and then a recent 5K time. I hope it worked. Based on last years times, if I can run a 1:27, I should be in the top 10 (or around there).

I was just reading the final race instructions and nothing gets you excited like these words: "If you are driving to the start line, please plan to arrive by 4:00 am!"

Yup, you read that correctly. First wave goes off at 5:40 am, and they want you there EARLY.

15 comments:

Beth said...

WHOA! That is early!! :) Best of luck Bri!! I hope you feel fantastic - but either way I would bet you will surprise yourself. Have fun!

runningyankee said...

you will be amazing. at 1.27 you'll be having your first beer. good luck. go hard!!

LZ said...

Good luck this weekend and wow, you are going to do the triple t, nice!!

wonderwoman said...

Good Luck! Frito just hit the keyboard with his nose--that was his way of saying, you'll be great (and hi to Tassie!)

Mama Simmons said...

Good luck this weekend! Have a great race.

Jennifer Harrison said...

GOOD LUCK, BRI !!! you will do super!!!

Amie Krasnozon said...

Good luck Bri.

Angela said...

If ever there were a good reason to miss my birthday party, this would be it! I mean do you really need to enter a race just to go to Disney?

I say you ditch the race and ride space mountain for an hour! Have fun, and I know you'll blast 1:30 and 1:27!

Anonymous said...

Go Bri! You can do it. It looks like the weather is going to stay nice and brisk for your PR attempt!
Dawn

kathy said...

Good luck, Bri!

The Tylers said...

Goodluck Bri!! I am now ashamed at my goal time for my upcoming half:(!!

Rebecca DeWire said...

Go, Bri! Have fun nailing those goals. I predict that you are going to smoke it.

ojs said...

Good luck, have fun, and run fast past Mickey!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Good luck! I couldn't get into the half marathon last year so I did the marathon and dropped out at the half way point but I think it's on the same course as the half. It's super fast and flat. And getting to the start is a long, long walk but I don't remember it being terrible.

Alicia Parr said...

You'll do great! Looking forward to reading your race report.