Thursday, September 23, 2010

upcoming half

Saturday I'll be running the Akron half marathon! I can't tell you if I have ever done a half or a full on a Saturday; it will be a new experience to have Saturday to celebrate and recover. While I had goals of PRing dancing in my head when I signed up for this race I've really had to re-evaluate them. My work travel schedule included a lot of day trips. Too many 15-18 hours spent traveling and not much else. It threw a wrench into my training schedule. I did the best I could but add that to my poor quality eating I'm definitely not in the shape I had originally planned going into Saturday.

I am excited to run the course and experience another race. I have considered the Akron full marathon so I'm considering this half a little taste to see if I like it. I didn't have the desire to run the full this year though I'm kind of kicking myself now (of course!). My sister lives at mile 8 of the course and the rest of the family is close. The husband is excited he doesn't have to wake up nearly as early to take me to another race start :) He can walk to the end of the driveway. Also, my sister setting up a table with water, oranges, pretzels, and candy for the runners. Very awesome. To top it off the weather should be nice and cool (50's at the start). Setting itself up to be a nice race day no matter if I'm prepared or not!

So my goals:
  • have fun!
  • finish in under 2 hours. I've done this for every half I've raced but this will be interesting on the rolling hill course. I would love a 1:55 and am going to go for it. We will see what happens race morning.
See you on the other side!

12 comments:

kilax said...

Have fun! It sounds like an awesome race, especially with your sis living on course! What a sweetie for setting all of that up!

Marlene said...

Good luck and have fun! It will be nice to sleep in on Sunday after the race!

Allie said...

I'm running Akron, too! Welcome to my town. Have fun on the course! :)

aron said...

have a GREAT time!!!! races for fun are so fun :)

Angela said...

Good luck this Saturday. I so can't wait to hear all about it.

Jess said...

Hope your race goes well and you have a lot of fun!

Scarlett Elliewood said...

Good luck! Sounds like you're going to have a lot of fun. That's so nice to have Sunday to rest up.

Jeri said...

Saturday races are the BEST b/c you get to spend Saturday night CELEBRATING!!! It's difficult to find people to celebrate w/on Sundays IMO. Good luck. Have fun! :D

Xenia said...

Good luck, Jamie! Have a great time. Another blogger, Viper, is running the marathon. His blog address is: http://boozehoundsinc.blogspot.com/

J said...

Good luck this weekend! I love running on Saturday! I think it is so much nicer than having to get up early on Sunday!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

soo cool of your sister to do that!!! have lots and lots of fun, if you are like me my body is a wee bit confused from all the plane trips

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

That does sound like a great race! you are so right about seeing how race day goes! You never know until the day hits, do you?