On Saturday I am running the Arizona Half in Goodyear. (back to back races-I know I am a bad-ass....or crazy).
I am not sure what goals to set for this race. On one hand it is supposed to be flat and fast which means I could push it again and see if I can finish in 2:07 or 2:06. On the other hand I am tired, my leg is still wonky and sore, this week is stressful and next week I have my PhD exams (ahhhh panic attack). So part of me just wants to run the thing at whatever pace I feel like get my medal, free bagel and take a nap and continue trying to not freak out about my exams. I am also planning to take a week or two off of running to let my leg recover after this race (will continue to cross train if I am not too busy stuffing my face with half off valentine's candy). Which means I could really tear it up since I have some time to recover before the next half ......or I could not.
So I think I will set two sets of goals
Bad-ass Goals for race (if I feel awesome and want to push it and think signing up for a million races before my exams and back to back races was the best idea I have ever had, this rocks)
A: new PR
B: under 2:10
C: under 2:15
I am crazy goals for race (if I feel like I am more of a dumb-ass and signing up for back to back races was a less than brilliant idea)
A: finish and get medal
B: finish and get medal
C: finish and get medal
Well I think that about covers it.