On Friday, I was able to get out for a nice mid morning 7 miler. I pushed the pace a bit and cranked out a 7:25 overall pace. I wanted to make sure that my speed was still there post marathon. More importantly, I wanted to make sure that I could still run! The little 4 miler that I did the day before was a bit of a struggle so I was a BIT concerned that I was getting slower. Am I the only one that worries about that?
Originally I had planned on treating this as an "A" race. Get the PR, hog-tie a unicorn. However, when I realized that it was only 3 weeks before my REAL "A" race, Rock and Roll San Antonio, I realized that I had to back it off. Fortunately though, this is my first ever half marathon so anything that I run is going to be an automatic PR. So, my goals are as follows:
A Goal: Have fun, don't get hurt
B Goal: I'm going to carry my camera with a new SPI-Belt that I bought, so I want to get some killer mid-race pictures
C Goal: FINALLY look good in a race picture. Normally I look like I am dying, peeing a kidney stone, or passing a pumpkin through my colon so since this is a training race there is no reason not to have great pictures
Has anyone else ever ran a half marathon as a training run? Does that cheapen the experience for others if I do?
The cool thing about this race is that it is my Sony Sponsored race. I'm going to wear my sleeveless shirt that Sony gave me and wear the Walkman that I wore for Rock and Roll Denver.
Finally, earlier in the week, I got an email from the Rock and Roll marathon people with an offer to try on my "Super 6" medal. It is a medal that you get after running 6+ Rock and Roll events. It seemingly weighed 10 pounds and would give Flava Flave a run for his money.
My mouth was open wide. I think like 2 flys got in - carbo loading
**You know, except for baseball skills, unimaginable wealth, TV contracts, huge baseball playing muscles, etc
***And the prize for most random (totally in context) picture in bikinis goes to.....me!