- My parents live there and I have a free place to stay!!
- The course is fairly flat
- You finish in the minor league baseball stadium downtown - I love sport facilities!!!
It's been a little over 2 years since my first half and I have 2 main goals for my second
Improve my race time - a little over a year ago (May 2012), I ran the Indy Mini Marathon, and I ran it in 2:18:18 (that's 10:34 pace) and I'm really hoping to do better this time around. I am not setting a specific goal for myself beyond that, but I'm thinking about running with the 9:55 pace group, which would mean I'd finish in 2:10:00 and that would be a pretty awesome improvement!!
Keep running when I'm done - after my last half, I told myself I was going to take a couple of weeks off. WELLLL, that turned in to about 11 months off and it took me signing up for this race and having J create a training plan for me that got me started again. I don't know if it's going to take me running more races or just having a "training plan" that includes running and lifting days to keep me organized and on top of things, but I really hope I can take a couple weeks off after the half and then keep running/training.
I only have 12 training runs left before the half... I only run 3 times a week for the sake of my joints and muscles, and here's what I have left...
I got myself some new shoes a few weeks ago and I'm loving them...
And because my calves and ankles have been my problem areas lately, I'm planning to order these before the race - hopefully it's cool enough out on September 28 to wear them without being miserable..
I just can't decide which color I like better... suggestions welcomed!!!
30 more days & 12 more runs before (hopefully) my most recent goal is achieved. I found this and it pretty much sums up...