Race day tomorrow
I’m sitting in a hotel room and looking at the race course for tomorrow. It has three hills of 300 ft elevation each. I’m not a big fan of hills. I ran the Nike half marathon two weeks back and almost died on the 600 ft hills. Sigh.
The thing is this.
It’s almost the end of 2011 and I had set a goal of running two half-marathons under 1:30:00 earlier in the year. I trained well, but not hard enough. As a result, I failed my Nike half in 1:53:39.
Now, as I sit here, wondering what I should do tomorrow, I have two options. One is, I can take it easy. Run without a watch. Enjoy the race. Not worry about time.
The second option is to push myself. It’s physically impossible for me to do 1:30:00. That would mean 7 min miles. But I think I can do 1:45:00. That would mean 8 min miles. That would mean, I keep on my watch and look at it as I pass every mile marker and make sure I’m on track.
All right world.
Its been a shitty two weeks. Its time to stop feeling sorry for myself and try hard tomorrow. I think if I push myself hard enough, I can do his.
Bring ittt onn!