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!