It is race week and I am finally ready to settle on my race goals for the Berlin Marathon. The race is fast approaching and I am ready!
- A Goal: 3:55. This is the pace I have been training for (equates to an 8:58 pace) and I am confident that I can run this pace. My plan is to start a bit slower and settle in around the 5k mark. I will hold pace through the 30k and then give it everything I have for the final 12k.
- B Goal: 3:59:59. If it becomes clear that I won’t hit 3:55, I would be thrilled with any time that starts with the number 3. Sub-4 is the goal and I fully intend to hit my goal. Sub-4 or bust!
- C Goal: 4:10. This would still be a big PR and more representative of my fitness. I think I was capable of this last year in Chicago but I had a major fueling error. I will not make that same mistake this weekend.
I am very very excited about the race. As I write this, I’m about 36 hours out from my flight to Germany. I will not be blogging while I am gone but I will be sharing some updates on Instagram. You can follow along using my hashtag #eatprayrunberlin. Good luck to everyone who is racing over the next couple of weeks and I look forward to sharing a lot about my trip once I am back in the states.
Anyone else run an international marathon?