Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Goal

Bayshore was my first attempt to really race a marathon. I had a perfect race going, then my baby cows decided to destroy everything. Calf cramps aside, I still managed a respectable 3:17.

My goal for Chicago has always been to BQ. I plan on sitting on the 3:10 pace group for the first 20M, then try to leave them. My training runs have all prepared me for this. I’ve done 5 20M+ runs, including two 24M runs. Now, the only thing left to do is to race.

Good luck to everyone running Chicago with me! And everyone else who may be racing this weekend.

10 comments:

Morgan said...

"I still managed a respectable 3:17"

*Gag*

Have I told you lately, that I hate you?!?!

J/K

See you tomorrow!!!

Irish Cream said...

Hahaha, I agree with Morgan! But still, I am obligated to tell you that YOU ARE GONNA ROCK IT OUT THERE!! The Chicago Marathon won't know what hit it ;) Best of luck ('though it's not like you need it)! I can't wait to read all about it, man. Run like you mean it ;)

The Laminator said...

Go get that B.Q.! Good luck!

Sun Runner said...

You already know how I feel. TTYL McS. :)

Running and living said...

I think your plan is solid. Stay on pace for a BQ and then at mile 20 leave them in the dust. Your training was stellar; the weather looks good (hopefully no head wind). Good luck!!!

Nitmos said...

You'll get it done. The stars are aligned. What stars? they are there through the clouds. Trust me.

Ms. V. said...

BQ. Do it. Will be following you online...Run like the wind.

Adam said...

Hey there! I'm also in half fast's football pool (Oreo double stuff).

Have a great race and good luck on the BQ!!

Paul said...

All the best Spike. Run free!! Look forward to the race report. Cheers, Paul

Ms. V. said...

MAD PROPS!!!! SO SO Happy for you!!!