Tomorrow is the annual 4th of July run in Altoona. This race is kinda significant for me in several ways:
1. It will be my first race post injury. It makes me nervous just writing about it - can't imagine how I'll feel in the morning.
2. This will be the race race that I'm running for the second time. Since I'm still a newbie runner and last year was the first time for racing, I haven't run any race twice .....yet.
3. That brings me to reflecting and trying to figure out my goals for tomorrow:
Goal A: Beat my time of last year - 28:20 + no walk breaks
Goal B: Finish between 28:21 and 29:30+ no more than 2 walk breaks
Goal C: Finish between 29:31 and 30:00+ no more than 2 walk breaks
Based on my recent runs I know Goal C is very do-able. I know that Goal B is very possible. I am hoping that Goal A will happen - I feel good about the race BUT I also know that I haven't had the amount of training that I was hoping for.
These are photos of me after yesterday's run . I was sweating just a tad.
And then my photo op moment passed and I really didn't want any more photos taken, but glad the guy behind the camera kept shooting b/c this will remind me how hard I've been working. Go ahead, laugh a little, or a lot.