Wednesday, October 18, 2006
My three goals are as follows.
Goal 1: Finish this damned sucker that I started. I will finish this marathon
Goal 2: Finish under a time I'm capable of (3:30)
Goal 3: Finish under or around the time I believe I'm capable of (3:20)
From the outset, I've been training for a 3:20. My half marathon times of 1:34-1:36 suggest that I'm physically capable of doing that time. Of course, you can only know so much for race day. For me, the pace between the 3:20 and 3:30 are much different. The faster time will push me to my limit, I believe. The other time will also be challenging.
The things i've learned from all your blogs, from listening to running veterans are this. Trust your training. Keep to an even pace. Keep a disciplined mind.
And it helps that you get to run with you 40,000 new friends.