I had planned to wear them for the Shamrock Shuffle this week. Oh well, I'll just dress as a "runner" now. It does seem like fairy wings and arm warmers and sparkly skirts produce PRs though :)
Sunday marks the 2nd time I'll be running this crazy race. Last year was a blast, and I'm full of controlled excitement for this years running. Following some nice 4-6 mile runs these last few weeks, I'm confident that pushing the pace in the race won't injure myself further.
This race is fun because the course winds around downtown Chicago- and not many races around here do that. Most Chicagoland races are relegated to the stunning lakefront.
Most important, my wonderful wonderful is running Shamrock for the first time this year. Last year he was staked out near our apartment photographing the runners.
(last years race. I look pretty beat)
Goal A beat Tribu. She currently holds the 8k record (between us) with a 39:30? I'm thinking there are good odds for me to take the 8k title. But, for her PR and for me in this race, we will not have been at our peak performance like we were back in December.
Goal B Beat my PR from last year of 42:09. This is doable.
Goal C don't injure the leg further. Always important to remember when coming off an injury.
In all honesty, I'd love to break 40. There is something so satisfying about breaking a round number- like the 2:00 barrier in a half marathon for example, that 40:00 for the 8k seems like a nice challenge.
Who else is running Shamrock this year? Will you be dressing with shamrock style? ;)
Good luck to all racing the Shamrock this weekend!