New Fitness Goal: 10-Year Anniversary Half-Marathon
Woohoo – I’m so excited. I have made the decision. I will be running a half marathon in the first half of 2011. I have contemplating this for the last year as you can read about here and I’ve been testing my running legs out. The verdict is in. They are ready.
I am looking at the Nashville Country Music Half-Marathon on April 30, 2011. That particular race is not set in stone. I really want to participate in this race with my friend Jessica. We ran the Rock’n’Roll Marathon in San Diego in 2000. During that run, we promised each other we would run a marathon together every 10 years.
Well, 11 years and 2 children later, I’m thinking that the time commitment involved in training for a full marathon is not fair to my cute husband. So, a half it is.
And since it’s a half, I am going to give myself some goals:
1. Run pain and injury free.
2. Run to reach a time goal.
In 2001, I ran the Ottawa full marathon in 4:01. So, I extrapolate that with about 10 pounds less fat and 5 pounds more muscle, and 10 more years, I should be able to run a half in – wait for it…
1 hour and 55 minutes. My trainer says that I should be looking for 1:51, but I’m not that optimistic. Any runners wanna weigh in on this?
Oooh – and I am also going to register early for the Ottawa Race Weekend Half-Marathon. Anyone care to join me?