As you know, I set a goal at the beginning of the year to run 4 half marathons, one in each season. I am 3/4’s of the way there. Due to scheduling difficulties, I am having this last one be a ME Half Marathon. I will be the only one running. I’m beginning to think everyone needs a ME race!
I have set the date for 1 December. I am feeling pretty good about it. My mileage is very good and the pace is relaxed. I like that. I have been hitting the gym three times a week for speed work. Last weekend I ran 8.5 miles on Saturday and 5.5 on Sunday. My Saturday time was great! Sunday because it was ‘rest’ run was slower. I needed that.
I have one weekend left before the ‘big’ race. I am just going to see how it goes. The issue of completing it is a non-issue. I know that the weather will play a starring role. We are actually expecting some snow in the next couple of days. The temperatures are heading south. That is okay. I have always ran outside in the cold. It really does not bother me. The difference is running for over 2 hours. This will be new. I sure do not want to overdress or underdress. I just have to find the balance. Oh, the dilemma!
For some reason, I am very low key about this one. Maybe because there will not be thousands of runners. Maybe because I know the course. Maybe it is because I know that I will accomplish a goal. I know that it is coming and I am not obsessing! A good thing.
Here is looking forward to a great weekend of running! Some white stuff would be nice….