Sunday, January 10, 2010

one week ...

By this time next week, I will be done running the Bermuda Half Marathon. G and I were supposed to run this race as our "PU" (personal underachievement), but her injury still has her sidelined. So, instead she will start the race with me, then walk the course in reverse and run me in.

I'm not really sure how I feel about this race. I'm kind of like, "whatever." Usually, this is a good thing. The last time I felt "whatever" about a race was last year's Carytown 10K. I had run a 5K two days prior and I "thought" my legs were shot. I went out slower than usual, was strong through the finish and missed my 10K PR by a mere 17 seconds. It was the best I ever felt during/after a race. I'm really hoping that I feel the same way on Sunday.

Only 4 days and a few hours until we leave!!

(p.s. - I really hate how this whole taper thing is putting a damper on my quest to reach 1,000. After two failed attempts, I am beyond determined to hit it this year. I wanted to head out on a second long run this weekend (I know, crazy). I didn't. My head won out. Something about having "fresh legs" on race day...)

8 comments:

momof3 said...

Fresh Legs!!! You're going to kick it! I posted today about PU also... And really, I don't think it was "tapers" that did you in last year, i think it's that you started out the year by having a BABY, which many people would actually ranks as HIGHER on the life goals than Running 1000 Miles. I'm just sayin'...

I ran into someone at the Grocery store today who hadn't seen me since I started running... Uh, She looked at my face, looked at my hips, looked hard at my face and said, "G? Is that you? You look... unbelievable". ~sigh~ it was such an ego boost on a day I needed one. And then I thought, "Gosh, I bet that happens to T all the time".

momof3 said...

hate that there's a typo in that post...

Teamarcia said...

Bermuda as in shorts? How cool is that? You will rock it!

Kerrie T. said...

Good luck! Can't wait to read your recap!

Zoë said...

Bermuda!! Have fun and good luck!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

YOu have an entire year to bank miles, don't stress. I hope the race goes well :)

Katie A. said...

You are gonna do great this weekend, just enjoy it. It's funny, everytime I have toed the line with the feeling of, "I so don't want to be here," I have PRed everytime! I will send good vibes your way for that one!
And don't worry about the 1,000 miles, you want it, you will make it happen!

unathleticrunner said...

awww bermuda I am JEALOUS!!!!! Have a blast!