W) I have made a bet with myself to PR all distances this season (* gulp! *)
I have only raced twice this season, and have so far held up my end of the bargain of this bet. I have no idea the stakes, and if I am holding up my end of the bargain, who is holding up the other end of the bargain? The other side of myself?
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Let's cut to the chase here and drop this bomb: I ran the first 13.1 miles of Saturday's training run in 1:35:24, and continued on for another 3 miles for over 16 total in two hours flat.
I am gonna PR this sucker.
By how much? We shall see.
I see no pressure with this race and it is wonderful! Basically the time that I achieve will all be gravy! Now, I am NOT gonna sandbag it and finish in 1:45:18 for a 1 second PR. I am gonna run hard and run fast until my legs give out at the end. I wanna drop my PR to such a low time that its gonna take awhile to shatter this thing. THAT is my goal. I want to finish this race knowing that I ran it well and put in that amount of effort that makes this race satisfying. I didn't do this at the 10K in January, and while it was a PR, I know that I left too much on the course. At the 4 miler in February, I left it all out there.
Basically if I am not hating life by the end of this race, I didn't go hard enough.
You have been warned, Rock N' Roll USA Nation's Capital Half Marathon, aka, your race name is WAY too fucking long that I am gonna shorten it for you!!!