When I finished my run today, it wasn't my fastest tempo day, but that wasn't what I was going for. I was trying to run the tempo I wanted to run my half marathon at and see how I felt after the run. We ran 4 miles in a 11:30 pace and felt really good doing it. I really felt like I could've went another 9 miles no problem. That is about a 2:30 half marathon pace!
My first goal was to be under 3 hours, and I have already done that. I blew it out of the water by 7-8 minutes. Now I am looking at the 2:30 time. I know that it is a perfect case scenario, but if we do not set goals and work towards them, we will never know our true potential. I had someone tell me they always have three goals for a race. First is the best case scenario, when the running gods smile down on you kind of time. For me that is 2:30. The second goal is your more realistic goal, the one you have been training for. Me, 2:40. The third goal is for when you show up at a race and everything kind of falls apart, and you just want to finish but still with a goal in mind. Me, 3:00.
So there you go. Bass Pro half marathon here I come! The run this morning was so cold again. I was better prepared but still need gloves and tights! My legs were FREEZING! Felt good to run, though. Love it!