Sunday (10/28) I’m running the Run for the Water 10 mile race in Austin. The race starts in downtown Austin at 7:00 which means I’ll have to get up early, drive downtown, and park. I don’t feel as well trained as I have for my previous races but I think that’s mostly an outcome of feeling so hot and tired on my runs all summer. A few days ago I told ChocolateWife that next year the first time she hears me complain about the heat to tell me to join a gym and remind me how miserable I was running outside this year. This morning it was 70 degrees with 97% humidity when I went out for my taper run at 5:00 am. Sunday’s forecast calls for a low of 49, high of 64 and 20% chance of rain. I don’t particularly want to race in the rain but I would love temperatures anywhere in that range.
I feel hesitant to even set any goals for the race at this point but it’s nice to have something to shoot at so:
A goal – break 2:00. I would have to run better than 12:00 miles and I don’t think it’s likely but perhaps I’m better trained than I know and cool weather could help me.
B goal – break 2:07. I ran the Austin 10/20 in 2:07 which was 12:41 a mile. Meeting this goal would give me a PR in my second 10 mile race.
C goal – break 2:10/finish.