Friday, February 1, 2008

The Race is ON....


As most of you know, I'm running the Surf City Half Marathon this weekend. I ran this race last year (my first big race) and I finished in 2:04.
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Now, I know there is no way in heck-a-roo that I will beat that time for a few reasons:
1. I'm not as fit as I was last year.
2. I am running alone (my girlfriend last year really pushed me to pick up my pace).
3. I am slightly to moderately UNDERTRAINED.
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So taking these lame excuses into play, here are my race goals:
1. Have fun
2. Finish Strong - at least at 2:10
3. Make the Captain proud
4. Eat a crapload of food afterwards
Good luck to everyone else running this weekend.
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Song of the Day: Beware of the Boys by Panjabi MC (you gotta love the Night Rider theme music in the background)

40 comments:

Danielle in Iowa said...

You're not undertrained, you're just well rested!

Cara said...

Woo hoo! I am excited for you!! Can't wait to see how it goes. Perhaps next year I could give it a try. Hmm.

Marcy said...

Hey now! Being under trained is waaayyy better than being over trained ;-)

Heather said...

Yay!!! Good luck! You'll do great -- the adrenaline will kick in!

Tim Wilson said...

Good luck, you will do great!!

Runner Leana said...

Best of luck this weekend! I think that having fun is a great #1 goal, along with the eating a crapload of food afterwards too of course!

Laura N said...

Have a great race!

RazZDoodle said...

Good luck! Kick some half marathon ass and give us a race report.

My Life & Running said...

Ohhh you'll be just fine at this race! Have a great run!

chia said...

Good luck and happy racing :-)!

Michelle said...

Good luck Jess! I am sure you will do great. :)

Viv said...

Have a ton of fun! Good luck :-)

jen said...

Good luck and have fun this weekend! You'll definitely meet your goals. :)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Sounds like a blast. Have a great time. 2:04 is pretty fast. Damn.

Betsy said...

Ooh, cute t-shirt. Have lots of fun!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Have fun - and have fun!!

RunnerGirl said...

You'll do great - good luck!

Carly said...

Good luck & have fun!

See Zanne Run said...

they always say its better to be undertrained than overtrained. i don't know who 'they' are ... but they always say that. i'd go with it & not worry - you'll be great!

Maddy said...

Good Luck with your race! It is often difficult to compare year to year races against each other. The course may change, the weather different etc... Have a great time and ejoy yourself after. Eat Lots! You will have earned it!

teacherwoman said...

Have fun and have a cold one when you are done!

Erin said...

Good luck, you will do great!

Who is SLB+? said...

You'll have a blast! Good luck and have a great race!

Christine said...

EEEEEEK!!! Good luck girly!! You will do awesome!

Gotta Run said...

Having fun should always be the #1 goal. Enjoy it from the starting line to the finish line.

Can't wait for the race report.

the Bag Lady said...

Looking forward to hearing how you did! Good luck and have a good time!

shelley said...

Good luck with your race, I'm sure you will kick arrss - love your goals.

PS - I noticed the same thing about the movies, I was thinking of checking some of the ones you have listed that I haven't seen. I have about 50 movies I want to see right now, but haven't had time to lately....but I do have time to read countless blogs.

Laura said...

Good luck! Can't wait to read the race report.

Janice said...

Good luck, I am sure you will do awesome!

Jess said...

If you can do 2:10 when you're undertrained, you're a rockstar, no matter what!

Best of luck!

I like the shirt design -- very surf-y.

tri-dogmom said...

GOOD LUCK! Have a fantastic post race celebration!

Grumpy Chair said...

Good luck tomorrow on your race.

Nicole said...

Good Luck tomorrow.

Lori said...

Wish I could be there with you! Have a great time and can't wait to hear your report :)

Petraruns said...

Good luck and hope you enjoyed yourself - can't wait to read the report!

Drusy said...

Hope it went well... I'm relaxing now after my half and it wasn't half bad (grin)

J~Mom said...

Sounds like you had some great goals! Hope it went awesome!!

AnthonyP said...

Sorry I couldn't post Friday (was on my way to Texas). A little late, but, since you haven't posted your result yet - good luck.

Ok, now, how'd you do ? :)

Glam said...

I bet you kicked ass in the race!

Hope you're at home recovering and gearing up for Hawaii!

ThickChick said...

I'm sure your legs remember what to do!! Hope you met your goals - especially #4! =) I love post-race food! ;)