Thursday, October 1, 2009

Almost Done

I'm getting excited for the TC 10 Mile this Sunday. Usually I don't announce my goal time for a race, but this time I'm going to out on a limb. I'm hoping to finish in 1:45, which would be an average pace of 10:30. With my hamstring issues, I haven't been able to train as I would have liked and, gosh darn it, I've been slow these last few months. Finishing in 1:45 and not frying my hamstrings would equal a successful day. It will be hard to let everyone pass me by, but there's nothing I can do about it. I'm slow and I haven't trained hard enough to go full out for 10 miles.

One of the reasons I'm getting excited is because this is the last race on my schedule. Do you know what that means? It means it's time to sign up for more races! Signing up for races is the best part of racing, at least for me. Hmm... I think that says something about me as a runner. I've been thinking a lot about which events I will race next season. The only decision I have made so far is to enter the lottery for the NYC Marathon in November, 2010. I love New York and that race is the only one that temps me to train for another marathon.

It's supposed to be perfect weather for racing on Sunday. It will great to be part of the event even though I'm doing the shorter race. Good luck to everyone who is racing this weekend and thanks to everyone who is going to be out on the course. I'll keep an eye out for all of you! If you see me and I'm running slower than 10:30's, try to look encouraging. I keep telling myself that it's only 10 miles... of course, 10 miles is kinda far...

11 comments:

Mark H. said...

Good Luck Sunday! The weather WILL be perfect and you will do great!

Mark said...

Go, go Beth!! Have fun! I hope you get in NYC!

Porkchopwi said...

Good luck this weekend! And it's good to see you;re already looking aead to 2010! ("It means it's time to sign up for more races!")

Velma said...

Good luck - you are going to rock your goal. 10 miles is nothing to cough at, but you know you have done even more. Just keep swimming :)

Jean said...

Good luck to you, Beth! Looks like the forecast for Sunday might be OK. At least it will be cooler than the past couple of years. I hope you have a great race!

AZ said...

Looks like the weather turned just in time. I think you'll get ideal temps. Good luck to you; looking forward to hearing how it goes.

Dori said...

Good luck, Beth! Trust your training. Sorry about your hamstring, but maybe the rest will help you on Sunday.

Dori said...

In planning your races, keep in mind that California has some pretty nice ones, too. And there's a triathlon called Wildflower that I've heard good things about...

Sunshine said...

A million good wishes for a fun 10 mile race tomorrow.
Last year Sweet Pea and I were running the 10 mile ... up Summit Av in cold rain.
Tomorrow should be a runner's dream.
Because we didn't sign up for anything, Sweet Pea and I will run some Gateway Trail, but our Runner Dude is doing the marathon.

amybee said...

GOOD luck to you tomorrow Beth. You are sure to have a great race and a great time (literally and figuratively).

My guess is that we'll enter the lottery for NYC again next year. Natalie and Dori were the only two from our posse that actually got in this year. Dori is running it this year and Nat deferred to next year. It would be fun to do it all together!

SteveQ said...

I got out too late to see you go by; hope you had a great race!