So, usually, the week before a race I have a general idea of what my finish time is going to be. And, truth be told, I kind of have an idea for this race, too. BUT, it still feels like a crapshoot to me. I have never "raced" a marathon before, but I've also never trained this well for a marathon (but, it wasn't even a full-on marathon training cycle). And I've never, not even once, met my expectations for a marathon. So... yeah... awesome. Go Amy!
My current PR is a 4:12:57. But this time around, sub 4:00 is very, very possible and it's what I'm shooting for.
Anyway, I thought it might be fun to see what you guys think...
It's simple. You just leave a comment and tell me what your prediction is for my finish time at the Flying Pig on Sunday. All comments have to be left by 5pm on Friday to count and whoever gets closest to my finish time*, I'll send you a $25** gift certificate to whatever online retailer you want*** for being so awesome and smart!
You should totally enter, because the chances of you winning are very good, considering the fact that I only have like five loyal readers (including my mom who doesn't know how to leave comments. hi mom! look, no F bombs in this post! yet).
The fine print:
*- In the event of a tie, as in one person chose a time that was 30 seconds faster than I ran and one person chose a time that was 30 seconds slower than I ran, the person who picked the faster time wins. OBVS.
There should not be any other ties. Before you make your guess, just take a quick look at the other 2 comments and make yours different.
**-$25 seems like a pansy amount, I know. But, I'm gonna need some cash for the post race celebration.
***- If you win, please don't be a dick and pick some online retailer that doesn't offer e-giftcards.
Disclaimer: So, initially, I thought that I should exclude my coach and probably my training partner Steve, because I think they probably have a better idea than even I do at guessing my finish time. But, I'm not going to exclude their participation from the contest. I mean, they might train me or run with me, but it's not like they are Nostradamus or some shit. NOBODY really knows what I'll do on Sunday (myself included).
Let the guessing begin! Good luck!