Ran outside -
Walked the dog -
This was a confidence-boosting, Ok, you won’t die on Sunday-run and I needed that.
Then I took the little mongrel on a walk because I have to say goodbye to her later today and will probably cry. not really. I’m heartless.
This afternoon we are driving up to LAX to fly to Chicago so I’m all packed up and mostly ready to go…
You know the Don’t wear anything new on race day rule? I’m sorta destroying it:
-new shoes (but I’ve worn other pairs of Wave Rider 15s and Mizunos forever and these have about 40 miles on them)
-brand new shorts (but I wear 26.2 shorts all the time)
-new BIC Band that’s not out yet (but I’m in mega LOVE with the design)
So here’s to hoping I get some sweet chafing and blisters!
Goals for the marathon…
Originally Chicago was going to be a PR attempt and I wanted to break 3:10. That’s not going to happen since I’m not yet in PR shape, but I’m going to try to run in the low 3:20s.
If I could keep a 7:45 min/mile pace, I’d be happy. And if not, I will surely punch a small cat in the face.
Just kidding… sorta. Chicago kicks off the first of 6 consecutive weeks of racing with 4 marathons, a half and an ultra relay so I just want to run hard and give a good effort. Everything else is gravy.
I’ve got a little more work to do, gotta charge up my Compex, and then we’re outta here. Chi-town or bust!
Any Chicago recommendations/tips/advice?
DON’T BE A JERK LIKE ME AND BE NICE…
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I grew up in Alaska with Megan, and this girl has the BEST attitude even when faced with a multitude of health issues:
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