Three Goals for Half Marathon #7

11.22.2013


I'm running half marathon #7 on Sunday morning! The second to last race of 2013. It's the Route 66 race in Tulsa, and I'm really excited to do this one because it's on my race bucket list. I've heard this is a beautiful course, and the medals are awesome. Like, these medals win awards awesome. (And yes, I realize the irony of a medal getting a medal.)

Anyway, for this race I have 3 goals. I'm not self-important enough to think you actually care about my race goals and times and all that (although maybe I am since I'm writing this), but I like writing them down and going back to look at them later.

I'm following the good, great, awesome method I told you about last time.

Good: Don't walk the hills

Last time I was not prepared for the hills, but Tulsa is known to be a hilly course, so this time I'm going to be ready. At the very least, I want to run all the way through the hills and keep a positive attitude about it. No dry heaving for me!

Great: Under 2 hours

Even if it's not a PR, I will be very happy with a sub-2 half marathon. It was one of my 2013 goals, after all.

Awesome: Half marathon PR (1:56 or under) and/or 1:55 or under 

1:55 was my goal for my last half, and we all know how that turned out. I'd still love to go under 1:55, and I know I have it in me. Maybe this will be the one! If not, I'd love to PR. Race recap to come. Hopefully it won't involve any port-a-potty stops! Cross your fingers for me.

P.S. It's apparently going to be freeeezing this weekend.  Like, snow and sleet and rain and possible death by hypothermia, so my SUPER goal #4 is to stay alive. Mom, don't worry. I'll be wearing leggings and ear muffs.

22 comments:

  1. You got this! Go you! And yes, I DO want to hear about your race time! Can't wait.

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  2. You're going to kill it! Good luck!!

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  3. ohh yeah these are great goals. you got this Amanda!

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  4. Get it girl!!! Good luck!! Hope the weather cooperates!

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  5. Good luck, girl!!!! Don't forget to have fun too :) :) :)

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  6. DO stay alive, please. Wear three pairs of mittens if you must. :)
    Good luck!!

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  7. You're going to do awesome! Great goals--and remember to have fun! : )

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  8. Good luck! You are going to do awesome!

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  9. Good luck! Make sure you wear plenty of layers!

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  10. Good luck! You sound like you've thought it all through so should make it out the other side alive!!! :-)

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  11. HOORAY! And I DO care about your goals, and can't wait to hear about your run! Good luck to you, my friend!

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  12. You're going to kill it, Amanda! :) Nice goals…I can't believe you have already done six 13.1's and are even squeezing in a couple more before the close of the year. You're my run hero!

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  13. You can do it!! (I said that in my best arnold schwarzenegger accent.) Seriously though--these are great goals!! I have never hit 1:55! augh. Always anywhere between 1:58 or 2:05. Always. And I haven't ever run in weather that cold! GOOD LUCK!

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  14. EEK! That weather sounds AWFUL for a half-marathon! Maybe it will be extra motivating though to finish fast. You've probably heard this, but when I was training for my marathon years ago the coach mentioned on hills to pretend like there is a wire attached to your chest from the top of the hill pulling you up. Sometimes I'd look at the top and imagine, sometimes just at the ground to forget what was happening, but thinking that this invisible wire is helping STILL helps me when I run today (or when I last ran...) GOOD LUCK!!!! :)

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  15. um... yeah, let's focus on goal #4. but good luck for all the others too! and HAVE FUN!

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  16. Love the good, great, awesome goals. Kind of similar to me where I have my goal I am pretty sure I can meet, my goal I tell people, and then the goal in my head. Hahaha. You're probably done by now, so I hope it went well!

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  17. Can't wait for the recap! i know this comment is a tad late and you have already run the race but i know you will NAIL this race and can't wait to hear how it goes :)

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  18. Good luck! You're going to go great! I'm excited to read about how it goes.

    Oh and stay warm...brrrr!

    -Amy

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  19. These are some great goals!!! You're amazing! :-)

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  20. Congrats! I volunteered handing out medals at the Finish Line! It was so ridiculously cold, so impressed with all the runners! Sidenote- in all the volunteer emails going out medals were referred to as "metals." Seriously.

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