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Friday, September 14, 2012

Milton Half Marathon Race Goals

YAY! It is here! This Sunday I will run my fourth half marathon and run it in MY town, Milton, Ontario!

I have been working toward a PB for this race, assuming I'd attempt to run it in 1:55:00 for a nice, strong PB over the Chilly Half Marathon which I ran in early March, and finished in 1:57:10.

Then on Wednesday, I had coffee with Robin

(digression - Robin and I work for the same company! Normally, this wouldn't be a huge deal because our company employs over 40,000 people in Canada, but in one of those small world moments, we work in the same building, five floors apart!)

And Robin began to ask me why I wouldn't try for a better result.

 "What's holding you back?"
 "A half is the perfect time to experiment; you'd never go full out in a marathon"
"If you start fast and fade, you'll likely still end up faster then that 1:55 goal"
"Listen, you can run faster then me and I have a 1:53 half marathon"

She gave me lots to think about. The thing is, I have my year end softball tournament this weekend, starting tonight with one game. We play again at on Saturday at 9am. If we keep winning, we could end up playing three games in total on Saturday. Obviously this doesn't make for the best pre-race conditions.

You miss 100% of the shots you never take
- Wayne Gretzky 
And then I got my bib:

Well, if that is not a sure sign, I don't know what is.

So, on Sunday instead of lining up with the 1:55:00 pacer, I'll be lining up with the 1:50:00 pacer for the A goal:

B goal: Sub 1:55:00
C goal: 1:55:XX
D goal: Not to crap my pants

See you on the course on Sunday!


  1. Good luck on Sunday! I hope that you meet your goal! AND win at baseball! :o)BTW, what's up with that bib? LOL

  2. I love it.....I can't believe you pulled 150 for your bib #. Can't wait to hear all about it! Good luck on Sunday. Pace yourself too (just in case the bunny is off that day).


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