Marathon #3 is almost here. I kinda can’t believe it. Corning, NY here I come!
1. Goals. I am incredibly nervous. I chose this course because friends have run it before (and are running it again this year) and told me it was a fast course. If I remember correctly (their website is down) that the average time for the Wineglass Marathon is around 4 hours while most other marathons is 4:30. So….I am shooting for:
a. 4:00 or better
b. PR-beat previous time of 4:18:02
My friend Jeff has offered to pace me and has run the race several times so I am looking forward to having a partner on this one. I have my Races2Remember pace bands to help me out too.
2. The conditions. I haven’t felt “right” all week. I went to the doc on Tuesday and she said I am fighting off a virus and I also think that my allergies are struggling at the moment. I should be fine once I hit the cold weather and the ragweed/pollen is gone. Because this is the forecast.
I am hoping, praying, crossing fingers that the 40% is wrong. It was 0 yesterday. Today it went to 40%. I CANNOT run another race in the rain. I mean, I can, I just REALLY don’t want to. Too many months went into this. So please cross your fingers, pray and hope for me too. 🙂 I am also clueless on the packing for the rest of the trip because it is still almost 90 here and I don’t exactly remember what 40 something degrees feels like.
3. The outfit. WOOT! I love this race outfit. I think I will be warm enough. I am bringing a long sleeve shirt (auburn shirt I wore in Vegas) and a rain jacket to be safe.
|RunningSkirts Skirt, Zensah arm & leg sleeves, Raw Threads AU shirt, Auburn Hat & long sleeve AU shirt (to be safe)
Who else is racing this weekend? Good Luck!!