Now that you know how I wound up signing up for OC I can tell you about my goals. I have a couple of goals for this Sunday.
First, a PR, that would be anything under 2:34 (which I set way back at the Disneyland 1/2 last September, which is also the last 1/2 marathon I really raced). Based on my run last Saturday with the Team I can easily PR by 5 minutes or more, if I'm having the same kind of day. I felt super strong on that run and I did it in a good pace, even on the loose sand on the horse trail.
Second goal, anything under 2:40, not ideal, but I'd be happy with it. If I finish in under 2:40, considering how the last few months have been - with my injured knee and bad race in Malibu, I'll know I'm on the right path.
Third, finish without my knee hurting. I'm sure that my knee is going to be fine, but this will be my longest consecutive distance in months (I ran 14 at Ragnar two weeks ago, but it was broken up into shorter runs, and other than that the most I've done consecutively is about 10), so I'm slightly nervous.
I'm planning on running with the Team on Saturday as well, the day before OC. I'm not sure what kind of mileage I'm going to do, either 5 or 10 miles. I'm going to gauge it on the weather, how I'm feeling and my pace. I'm not going to push it to be super fast, just want to get in some extra mileage this weekend. And, hopefully on Sunday my first goal will happen (as well as my third). A pr AND no knee pain! Let's do this!!!
OC Half Marathon here I come!!
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