Thursday, December 12, 2013

Three Things Thursday

1. I have a crazy plan for this weekend. First, it involves this....


2. Which I'll wear Saturday for.....
Where I hope to PR the 5k FOR REAL THIS TIME. I had a goal kind of picked out, and ran it by the smartest bunny I know, and since she thinks it's reasonable, I'm going to give it a shot. I have been doing a decent amount of speed work, and it's all been going pretty well.

(My current *real* PR is 27:47 from July 2012; the Vet's Day race would have been a PR, but since it was not anywhere close to a real distance, I'm not counting it).

My super lofty, man-I-hope-I-don't-puke goal: 25:45 (8:18 pace)
Goal B is to just PR: 8:55ish pace
I have no goal C. If I fail, I quit.

JK, my C goal, as it always is in a 5k, is don't puke or die.

#1 will be running, as well, and I tried to tell her it would be HILARIOUS to toe the line like it's a cross country race....
So far, she has declined.


3. Anyway, after Saturday's fun, I plan to try my hand at....
Yeah, yeah, I wasn't going to race this, but theeeeen I snagged a free bib from Run, Eat, Repeat, and now I'm going to! Yay, free.

So after I got that bib, I thought..... man, it would be kiiiind of fun to PR TWICE IN ONE WEEKEND.

Wouldn't that be FUN???

So, my goals for Sunday are.....
A: 2:05, 9:32 pace. I honestly don't know that I'm in the right place for a 2:05 right now, because I've been doing shorter, faster runs in prep for the 5k. BUT WHO KNOWS!

B: PR. My current PR is 2:11 (9:59 pace) from PCRF back in May 2012. That seems like BILLIONS OF EONS AGO. This wouldn't take too much effort, I don't think, but I have no idea how I'd feel on a hilly course the day after maybe running a 5k hard. So we'll see.

C: If I get out there and a PR is just not in the cards, I'll run it easy and enjoy a long run with a friend. There are no losers here, so I'm sure it's going to be a swell day.


Really, it's just been soooooo long since I've raced anything, I'm excited to be back out there and am really looking forward to all of it.




7 comments:

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Double PR weekend? Love it! Good luck!

RunningOnCoffee said...

This is the best 5k goal: "don't puke or die."

I was super committed to track this fall and didn't do as many tempo runs as I would've liked but still saw an increase in speed for my half this past weekend.

Good luck this weekend! Hope you come out alive and with 2 shiny new PRs.

Steph @ Steph Runs On said...

I hope you have a speedy and fun weekend!!

David Duitsman said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Good luck with your PR goals for both races. You got this!

Elizabeth said...

based on the times you've posted in training miles...i'm predicting 2 PRs this weekend! in a fabulous festive skirt, too! Have fun and GOOD LUCK!

Jen said...

I think you've got this! Woo hoo double PRs!

Julie16750 said...

You are totally gonna PRX2 this weekend! Good luck! Bummed I'm not sparkling with you on Saturday!

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