I am so excited that race week is here. I feel really ready and excited to get down to the beach and ready to run. I have been thinking a lot about my goals for this race. I don’t think it’s news that I want to run a sub two hour half marathon at Shamrock but I have some other goals as well. Read on for my Shamrock Half Marathon Race Goals and please let me know if you will be down there!
- A Goal: This is the perfect day. The stars have aligned and I run the race of my life. 1:58 – this equates to just about a 9 minute mile pace even. Given my training (and especially how my tempo runs have gone), I believe this is possible. It won’t be easy, but I truly believe I can do this.
- B Goal: This is an average day. Nothing is perfect but nothing is awful. 1:59:59 – SUB 2. I have been working for this all winter long and I am really excited to hit this goal.
- C Goal: This is a bad day. Things have gone wrong and it just is not my day. PR. That would be faster than 2:04:52 – and honestly, I’m in much better shape than I was when I set that PR last November.
Okay, so I’m going to be honest with y’all. If I cross the finish line and the clock has a “2” in front of it, I will be very disappointed. Obviously, I will be happy if I leave it all on the course, but real talk – I will be disappointed if I don’t hit sub-2. I’m very optimistic and excited for Shamrock and have worked so hard. I can’t wait to share how it goes with you all!
Now, on to some fun stuff. I was recently contacted by JHill Design to see if I wanted to do a giveaway of their amazing marathon maps. I’d been eyeing their maps for awhile so was pretty excited to have the opportunity to not only snag one for myself but to be able to run a giveaway so one of you all can win one!
Isn’t that cool? I’m kind of obsession. If you are a marathoner, you should check out the giveaway and enter to win your own personalized 8×10 marathon map! Good luck and I can’t wait to see the winner’s map. The contest will run through next Wednesday (I’ll announce the winner in next week’s Friday Five post that will go live Thursday the 24th at 10pm). You can also use this code JHILLxEPRDC to save 15% off the entire JHill Website through March 30th!! Enjoy, friends!
Any Shamrock specific tips?? Who will I see out there?