I’ve been putting off making a list of race goals.
My #1 goal for all of my past full marathons has always been: To PR.
The past two races, it was more specific: To break 4 hours.
Now, with an IT band issue, I have a different mindset.
Anchorage Marathon Goals:
- Finish the race.
- Run my own race.
- Enjoy the course.
- Stay positive.
These are all easier said than done – especially when you are accustomed to pushing yourself and full-out racing.
At Saturday’s last long run, one of my Team In Training teammates reminded me to enjoy the scenery during the Anchorage Marathon. He had done this race a few years ago.
“It’s beautiful. Enjoy the race!” he said.
Oh, I will.
4 days ’til race day!