The Portland Marathon is approximately 14 weeks away.
Training is going tres bien.
It's time to get serious and think about my race goals.
Last year, my goal was 4:30. With my hip injury, I finished at 4:45.
So, here are my goals:
1. Maintain my weight. I know it's not that important when endurance training, but I gained 12 freakin pounds last year. That can NOT happen again and it is a huge deal to me, so shut it. To make sure that doesn't happen a"gain", I will continue to weigh myself a couple times a week and not increase my calories too much. I will continue to eat several healthy meals a day, starting right when I wake up. I know it helps balance me out if I eat right away, then I'm not starving all the time and therefore pigging out on whatever the biznatches bring into the office. I will also keep up with Bikram 3 to 4 times a week.
2. Finish in 4:25. According to the McMillan Calculator I should be able to finish in 4:20. (ha ha, get it - 4:20?) I'm giving myself an extra 5 mins because I'm nice to myself. To accomplish this goal, I will continue to follow ZE PLAN extraordinaire, get in all my Luscious Longies and maintain a Healthapotamus attitude.
3. Have Birthday Fun. It's my best friend's birfday so after the marathon, we're gonna party like it's 1999. Actually 1999 came and went, and the party kinda sucked. So we're gonna party like we just ran a marathon! That is more our style anyway. Although, a Portland Blogger Martini Meet Up will definitely be in order. Holla.
So, there they are folks.
Fartleks in the Wind: