South Carolina and Goals

by Elizabeth on December 7, 2012

Can I just say how much I love traveling for races?? Me and P arrived in Charleston late last night. A quick night cap from Kaminskys.

Peppermint Patty (hot chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps). For the record-I couldn’t finish it. Just too much all around.

I got up (while P works) and went for my shakeout run along the water and Rainbow Row.

We are driving over to Kiawah later today for the rest of the weekend. I wish we had more time in Charleston too. Oh well.

I’m so excited to hang out with Corey and a few of her friends and really excited to race.

This is my last race of 2012. This is my 12th half marathon of my 12 in 2012 challenge. This is my 25th 1/2 marathon. This is state #17. Pretty pumped about all of it.

When Coach Jess emailed me my plan and what she thinks I am capable of, I literally laughed out loud. It seems a bit crazy, but I guess I will go for it.  I’m learning to actually BELIEVE this stuff may be possible.

So. Goals.

A. 1:43

B. 1:45 or better

C. Sub 1:50

The course is flat and fast. Jess has readjusted all of “easy” runs to be at 8:15-8:45 pace. Honestly, they have all been easy. I think I have been underestimating myself and taking it way to easy.  I’m excited to see what I can do. And honestly, what’s the point of having goals if they aren’t a bit big and scary? Right?

Good luck to Coach Jess and Stephanie at Rehoboth and Suzanne at Rocket City and anyone else racing this weekend!

Are you racing this weekend? Have you been to Charleston? Ever surprised yourself at a race pace? 

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Krissy @ Shiawase Life December 7, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Cheering for you!!!!! :D

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Suzanne December 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I have a couple of coworkers running the race too! I’m sure there are a billion people but Craig is bib # 1707. He wanted me to tell you to say hi if you see him :)

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Stephanie December 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Good luck this weekend!!! You are so fast girl, you will definitely meet your goal!!! Have fun and I’m so jealous you get to hang with Corey!

PS. There is a small chance I may be coming to Georgia to run the Publix Half in March :)

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Kim @ Just Trying December 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Good luck! I’m cheering for you and your A goal. Finish 2012 strong, girl!

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Lisa J December 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I was just talking with someone on Wed about how cool it would be to race in Charleston— i get you’re not actually racing there, but you did get to run there. 1:43 on flat and fast course— you got this!

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Becka December 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Holy cow! That sounds like the fastest ever! Can’t wait to hear about this one, supposed to be awesome!! Good luck!

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alma December 7, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Good luck this weekend & have fun! Can’t wait to see what you do. When the going gets rough, just remember to smile. It makes the running easier. It works!

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Tasha @ Healthy Diva December 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Charleston is on my bucket list of places to visit. I love the south!!!! Have fun and good luck. Don’t underestimate yourself- you are in great shape. :-)

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Jess @ Blonde Ponytail December 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Have fun! So jealous you get to hang with Corey! two of my favorite ladies! 1:43!!!

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Yo Momma Runs December 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I’ll be at Rocket City with Suzanne! I’m so excited! Good luck with your stepped up goals. You will do an amazing job!

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Lisa December 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Yep, I surprise myself all the time because my racing times are so much faster than my regular runs. One of these days I’d like to either work with a coach or follow a plan that includes target paces and see what I can really do.

Have fun in South Carolina and have a fantastic race!

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misszippy December 7, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Good luck this weekend! I like your goals–go get it! (and I love Charleston, too).

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Suzanne December 7, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Good luck this weekend! Hope you have a speedy half and enjoy your time in SC. Isn’t Charleston beautiful?!

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Leslie December 7, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Go for it this weekend!! Let it RIP! I think that you will be surprised at what you can do! I just finished my 3rd Ironman and was very surprised at how well I did! I just let my training do the work and I set a HUGE PR!! Good Luck!!!

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Victoria December 8, 2012 at 12:27 am

Good luck! Excited to hear how it goes!

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Jac @ Challenged & Running in the Bike Lane December 8, 2012 at 12:49 am

Good luck on your race and congrats on accomplishing your 2012 goal!!! I am running the Hot Chocolate 15K race on Sunday!

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Danielle December 8, 2012 at 2:05 am

I have family who lives in S.C. and we went and visited Charleston for a day last summer. We went and walked down rainbow row too! It is such a beautiful and fun place to be. Good luck on your race!

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Courtney December 8, 2012 at 6:09 am

Good luck! :D

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Brandi December 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Good luck with the race this weekend!! :)

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Christine December 8, 2012 at 6:29 pm

You’ve got this!!! ENJOY!!

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