Sunday, March 17, 2013
Race Day Goals
Today, I am doing my first race since September. The conditions of cold, wind, possible snow leave something to be desired. Though, it won't be the worst I've ever raced in.
1. DO NOT LET THE UNCONTROLLABLE GET UNDER MY SKIN.
The weather is what it is. I can't control it. Somebody might decide to take their 10 minute walk break when I'm right behind them. I can control myself, but not the conditions or the people around me.
2. Have fun, pace well, finish strong.
I don't know completely how the conditions will affect my race. The cold isn't the biggest factor. The wind and the snow might be. Regardless, I love running. I'm dressed properly and doing this for fun. My best pace might differ with the conditions. I can still pace strongly.
3. Finish under 55:00.
I'm not ready to let this one go yet. Granted, goal number 1 supercedes this goal if necessary, but today I am still shooting for personal best.
See you on the other side of the finish line!