I can't believe I waited so long to do this!
And I am trying to be very very good and not train myself to death in these last few days leading up to it. I've done a couple of easy 3-mile runs, a couple of 5-milers, and planned to do 7.5 miles this morning but opted for the elliptical instead to try and keep some chest congestion at bay so I am not sick on race day. But I have to admit - taking it easy when I thrive on going all-out really cramps my style.
I definitely have ants in my pants.
And this weather - OH MY LORD THIS GORGEOUS WEATHER - just begs for running. It feels like a sin to not go run when it is this nice outside.
I just might have to log a few miles at lunchtime. I don't want to be a sinner.
Anyway, to distract myself I have started looking at the race calendars for next year and daydreaming about which ones I will do. The idea of traveling to big races so I can run in new, exciting towns seems like a lot of fun, and the Twin Cities Marathon, next October, looks like it would be a great goal....for 2012. LOL I do want to do a marathon in 2011, but I think it will be one a little closer to home. After that all bets are off.
So here are my race goals for next year:
- 1st Quarter: one half-marathon, one 10k, and two 5ks
- 2nd Quarter: one half-marathon and maintain with some 5ks
- 3rd Quarter: summertime - icky running weather - so just maintain with some 5ks
- 4th Quarter: one triathlon and one marathon