Let me go ahead and get these thoughts down now before my busy week ahead.
i just finished running the PNC 5K in 18:15. It was a nice tuneup for this upcoming marathon. I ran this one in my marathon kit in similar weather to what is forecasted for race weekend. So all seems well.
I have also been inadvertently hitting MP during some of my runs during this taper. That’s a good sign for me; it shows that my legs are feeling primed to go.
So goals for this upcoming race - I have three:
”A” Goal - Break 2:50
”B” Goal - Break 2:55
”C” Goal - Break 3:00
i would consider anything over 3:00 to be missing the mark. I think I have a decent shot at my “A” goal... maybe a 20-25% chance and a 75% chance at hitting my “B” goal.
We will see how it goes. But I’m feeling pretty good about it!