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Friday, November 20, 2009

# 8, on the clock...

Well folks, it's finally here. After months of talking about it, my 8th marathon is upon me. Sunday morning I will be running this little marathon: The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon. It's slogan? "Not flat. Not fast. Not certified." The field is limited to 200, which is right up my alley. We all know I hate people and being around them (at races. well, mostly just at races).

I am running this as a training run for the 50k in January and for Rocket City in a few weeks, but I feel like it's necessary for me to come up with a few goals. Otherwise... I'm likely to walk the whole damn thing and be done sometime around 11pm on Sunday.

BEST POSSIBLE SCENARIO GOAL: Better than 4:45. This will only happen if the entire bottom half of my body is possessed by God immediately prior to the race. notbloodylikely.

AWESOME SCENARIO GOAL: Finish under 5:00. I mean, let's be honest... it's a training run. I dont need to be busting out 9:30 splits (hahahhaha.. like I'm worried about that). I just need to take it easy and get the miles in. It's just a training run that I get a shirt, medal and beer afterwards.

GOOD SCENARIO GOAL: Beat my Eugene Marathon time (which was something like 5:16).worstraceever.

LOWEST EXPECTATION GOAL: I'd like to beat my Madison Marathon time of 5:22. I mean, that race was was more difficult... PLUS I had ran another marathon the day before AND partied like a rock star the entire week prior.

But, overall... I just want to have fun.

Race report (or obituary) next week!


LPT said...

GOOD LUCK, AMY! Your Bourbon Relay race reports inspired me to form a team for the 13Relay (175 miles through the Cape in May)... can't wait to read about your race weekend(s)!!!

April said...

Yay!!!! Good Luck!!!!

Chris said...

Leave right now, and go place some roller skates on top of 3 Mile Hill and skate down a good mile or so. That will knock some time off.


I'll be rooting you on (from the volunteer side of things.) Good luck, and get a ride home, cause you will most likly be beer bombed.

Vandy-Montana said...

'Most likely be beer bombed?'

Chris, Amy, Amy, Chris. Yeah, she'll need a DD.

Danielle in Iowa said...

Good luck!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Hope you have a great time at the flying pig marathon. I like the smaller races too. So much easier!
My friend Jennifer is running it too. Look for her, black hair, dark skin, pretty.

I am running Rocket City. Looking forward to it.