Well, here we are — in less than seven days, I will run my very first marathon. I have declared it marathon week on the blog and if you don’t come here for running posts you may want to sit this week out — it’s allllll about the marathon!
Today I’m gonna chat a bit about my goals for this Saturday’s run. Everyone says that you shouldn’t have time goals for your first marathon. I kinda don’t buy that — because even if you say you have no time goals, you probably secretly do!
I have an A goal, a B goal and a C goal. My A goal is to finish the race in 4:45 or less. I think I am physically capable of this, of course I’m aware that everything could go off the rails at any point. Hence my B goal. B goal is a 5:00 marathon. This is definitely a goal that is within my wheelhouse and honestly, I’d feel pretty good if I came in under 5. And if things really don’t go the way I’m hoping, I’ll still have my C goal. C goal = finish happy and standing. Hopefully I’ll achieve A + B + C, but honestly, I’ll take just C. I’m just so excited to get this show on the road!
What were your goals for your first marathon? Did you set time goals?