Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Race plans for half marathon 3 of 5


I don't have a nearby official half marathon to run within the 7 weeks between my planned first and fifth half marathons of the spring (which I'm doing to celebrate my 50th year). My plan is this: on Sunday I'm going to run the local Cherry Pit Ten Miler, which is a local smaller race near Annapolis (gotta love a $5 entry fee). It's their answer to the big-time Cherry Blossom Ten Miler in nearby Washington, DC which always fills early.

I'm going to run the 10-miler for time, with a goal finish time of 1:52 or less (which would be a PR). I've asked my running buddies Dave and Chuck to go out with me for another 5K jog after the finish line to complete my #3 timed half marathon. If things go correctly, I can just pass the finish line and turn around and go back out 1.55 miles on the course and turn around. Most likely we will do that last 3.1 miles at a slow jog for a warmdown from the race, so I expect that this will be my slowest half marathon time of the five.

That's the plan.

1 comment:

WADDLER26.2 said...

Good luck- I hope you have good weather.