When I began training for this marathon I had some training goals:
- Complete as many runs as possible. Check.
- Not get injured. Check
I also had some marathon goals:
- Finish alive and uninjured
- Run 10 minute miles or under
- Try to run a 4 hr 10 min marathon.
Now, at the end of training, my goals really haven't changed. My 20 milers were at about 10:50 min/mile pace.... so i'm definitely going to kick it up, but my experience has been that my race pace is much faster than my training pace, so I think 10 min miles are definitely possible. As for a 4hr 10 min marathon... we will see. My plan is to try to keep my pace at about 9:30/mile for as long as possible. I always go out to fast, so i'm really going to try not to do that.
I'm definitely feeling nervous!
I'll try to do a short blog tomorrow before the race. If not, i'll do a race recap after the race!