Monday, March 19, 2012


Firstly, I'd like to congratulate all of my friends who ran yesterday. Whether it was the NYC Half, LA Marathon, GA Marathon, or another race, it seemed like everyone was kicking ass, and many of you set some crazy PRs!

Watching everyone's times come in yesterday had me thinking about my own race in just under two weeks. I'm not sure I have mentioned it yet, but on April 1st, I'll be running the Atlantic City Fool's Half Marathon. For some reason I love the idea of running a race on April Fool's day, although I absolutely hate being tricked on that day! (You've been warned!)

The race is all on the boardwalk of Atlantic City, which I kind of like the idea of, since I run on the Coney Island boardwalk so often. Though I hope that the AC boardwalk is in much better shape than the CI one is! A race on the boardwalk means it's flat, and fast. Flat and fast means I am planning to tear it up.

It was so exciting to hear about everyone's half marathon PRs yesterday. It seemed like so many of my friends were running in the 1:4x:xx. It just made me realize how bad I want to run a sub 2:00 half marathon. I feel like it's something inside me that's just screaming to get out.

I had a good 8 miler this weekend, my goal was to warm up, run 4 fast, and the last 2 even faster. It wasn't easy, but I had a solid run. An encouraging run. A confidence building run. I am no longer afraid of running a 9:00 mile, or seeing sub 9's pop up on my Garmin. I'm comfortable with running faster. I'm letting it come naturally and trying to except it.

I'm trying not to be over confident about my race on April 1st, but I know I will need that confidence to get me through 13.1 miles.

1 comment:

  1. You totally have sub2 in you! You just have to believe it, run a good race and just NOT LET UP. I Know you can do it. Just dial in that pace and hang in there like your life depends on it. It WILL me.