Now before I get the virtual lectures on trust and faith, it isn't that I am doubting my capabilities. I know my dreams will come true but I don't know when. And for me, that is okay. My last two races have blown my mind away with my performance and I went into both not competing but with the goal to run well, to do a training run, and to enjoy. I had my eyes set on the Honolulu Marathon. But yet, I was still goalless for that race.
As I sit here typing the goals are still whirling in my mind. I know I can set BEST, BETTER, and GOOD goals and traditionally, that is the case. I know a new PR would make me happy. How couldn't it? I know dear hubby sees me breaking 4:20, and perhaps approaching 4:15. He has said as much. And I know he will not get it if I state I am not going in with a time goal. But I think that is my plan. Not to have a time goal.
Harbor to Harbor, I ran awesome negative splits. It felt great. For the Turkey Trot my final mile was indeed my fastest and I did wobble some in time. I wasn't as consistent in paces as I was for the Harbor to Harbor and I attribute that to first, there were hills and second, I started out faster. I promise, that race report will be coming soon.
So my "I don't have a time goal" really means, I want to try to run a consistent 10'00" pace...or at least as much as possible. For those you are quick at math, you know that brings me to a finish time of 4:22. But I am not locking onto that number in my mind. There is some uphill climbs, there is running in new territory, there is a crowded race course, and those are a lot of unknowns. So I feel I can't set a realistic goal with all of those variables. And yes, that is the data analyst side of me coming out. Too many unknowns to draw a clear and reliable prediction.
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Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for fudge.
Daily Affirmation: I am able to lessen the load on myself, ease my mind, and put fate in God's hands.