Once again this race will serve as a training run for my goal race of Fox Valley in 2 months. Holy Sh*t literally 2 months away!!
Some goals n thoughts
After consulting with Coach B. we decided its best not to go all out. I've got a "speed limit" that I won't be exceeding should my legs actually want to "race" after 2 intense workouts and almost 30 miles already run this week. That's the fun part- wondering how my legs will react after one of the most focused weeks of running I've ever had. As much as I'd love to go sub 1:40 and I now know more than ever I'm totally capable, the goal is Fox Valley and a BQ- along with nailing 7 more weeks of training. Blowing my load on this race is just plain stupid.
•Do I run in my Brooks Pure Cadences or my Newton Distance shoes? I love them both equally. They are like kids, I can't play favorites!
•Do I once again join Team Skinz or opt for Team Shirtz? 99% I'm going for team skinz.
•Do I continue the minimalistic approach to "in race" nutrition that I've practiced for my long runs so far? Or do I eat a few more GU's like I usually do in races? 1 GU vs 2-3 Gu.
•Do I run with my trusty water bottle to avoid the water tables? Absolutely!
BFF Tribu who you might remember from the Great Miami Marathon Slog of 2012 and The Butt Arse Freezing Cold Grant Park Turkey Trot of 2012 is coming to visit me this weekend and also take part in some Rock n Roll action.
The main goal of all is to have a freaking fantastic time running through the streets of this beautiful city I call home.