Well here we are, the week of the race! It sure has crept up on me, but I’m feeling prepared. I have followed the Running Room training program for 18 weeks and this is what it comes down to.
It’s going to be a good time – lots of friends will be there; some running the 5K, some running the half, some just there to freeze their butts off and wait for me to cross the finish. Hopefully I won’t leave them waiting too long.
In a perfect world, I would like to finish under 2:00:00, but I know I have not trained for that so it’s unlikely. (will try again at Scotiabank in September)
I have a goal in mind of 2:05:00, but I will also be happy to achieve a personal best and beat my previous time of 2:12:46.
At the very least, I’ll be satisfied to cross the finish line smiling.
A lot of it will come down to the weather. If it’s snowy/windy/icey, there’s not a whole lot I will be able to do about it. I’ll do my best either way and see what happens. So fingers crossed for ideal weather conditions, please! I’m thinking +5 and sunny would be nice. Yeah, I’m dreaming….
My bib number is 2020. Watch for me!