It’s race weekend, wooohooo!!!!
Okay, I’m ready. Birthday party is done, actual birthday for Lilly has passed, 1 more work day, went to yoga, ran two days (5k) and now I’m ready for my 5th half marathon. For some reason this time around I’m not nervous (yet) but kinda feel nonchalant about it. It’s not that I’m being negative or don’t care, I think I’m just really relaxed about it.
Nice to see 5:55/km on last night’s treadmill run!
Changing my mind set from trying to reach a certain goal time was the game changer for me. I’m not where I was 3 years ago (PB 2:05) and I’m probably not even close to a 2:15 finish but I’m ready. This race is part redemption and part celebration for me.
Redemption run because this race was horrible last year for me. Short story – it was bloody HOT and my dog died two days prior. I finished in 2:31:xx – almost a personal worst (I actually had to look up my time from last year because I still didn’t know it). Background – my first marathon was 2:33 and I’m so proud of that time.
Celebration run because I wasn’t running 12 weeks ago due to a winter car accident. So, running any distance right now without pain is a celebration in my eyes.
Really, what ARE my goals for this race? Well, I’m not going to lie….I sure like to do better than 2:31 this year but I really don’t know if my pace is there. Ideally, I want to finish under my time from last year (2:31) and I’m hopeful that it’s doable.
Besides doing better then last year, I just want to enjoy the run and not hate it like I did last year. I didn’t hate the course or the event but I hated my run and the experience I went through in my head. This year I’ll have my family with me and I’m really looking forward to spending the weekend with them and enjoying my run.
Okay, now that I’ve written this post, I’m getting excited. I’m pretty sure I’ll be just as excited as our girls (above) running through their sprinkler come Sunday morning! You can follow me on Instagram for some race weekend updates.
What kind of goals do you set for races?
Any weekend plans?
29 thoughts on “Half Marathon Goals – Johnny Miles”
HAPPY RACE WEEKEND!!!! Woohoo!!!
Race weekend is finally here – woo-hoo! I hope that you have a great race 🙂
I am excited for you! I hope the weather is perfect, you run with a smile and enjoy every step.
Good luck!!! Looking forward to hearing how it goes!
My only goal ever is to finish! Seriously, I’m more of a runner-walker, so I’m just happy to cross a finish line within the course limit. As long as I can finish a half in under 2:45, I’m as happy as a clam! Good luck this weekend.
Thanks! It was a great weekend!
I love to go back and have a chance for a do over on a race! Good luck this weekend and have fun
Thanks! I’m looking forward to it!
Have fun this weekend!
Thanks, I sure did!
I’m a run for fun kind of girl so I can’t even remember the last time I set pace goals. Finishing is winning! Have a great race and enjoy the weekend.
Finishing is winning!!!
Good luck on your race and have a great time! 😊
Have a great race! You’re going to do awesome!
Yay!!! If a race isn’t one I’m trying to PR at, then I try to beat the previous time (if it’s a course I’ve done before). But for all races, the goal is to always finish 🙂 have so much fun this weekend!!!
Good luck tomorrow! You got this!!!!
You know the saying – running is 90% mental! Visualize yourself running through the sprinkler with your girls, and channel that carefree attitude when the going gets tough. You will do awesome!
Happy Race Weekend! Good luck and have fun!!
Happy Race Weekend! Relax and enjoy it!!!!
Hope your race was everything you hoped for and more!
I hope you had an awesome race this morning!
I did, thank you!
I hope you met your goal! Can’t wait to read the recap!
I did! It was hard but good at the same time!
I hope you met your goal, redemption tastes so sweet!