Happy Hump Day and here’s what up this Wednesday…It’s finally here! Long Island Marathon Weekend! I’m super excited for many reasons… I LOVE LI and I FINALLY get to race (Not to mention I woke up to this email this morning… AAAHHHH!).
First things first, PLANS: I love LI bc this is where Michael and I had our first apartment together. We had sooo much fun living and working down there, literally just living the dream….the nice thing is not only do we still have friends there, but Michael’s family lives there as well. We will be staying with Michael’s brother, Greg and SIL, Lisa in Queens. I love staying with them! We always have a great time. Friday, we will arrive late AND it’s Greg’s bday, so I’m sure Michael will be celebrating with his brother. Saturday, Brady will run the kids race (if he wants to), I’ll grab my race packet, and then we will head out East to see Michael’s old boss and his family. We haven’t seen them since before we had Brady, so it should be a nice relaxing afternoon of watching all of kids play together. Then Sunday, ITS GO TIME! I have an 8am start and I’m hoping to be done by 9:30 if all goes well. After my run I’m also hoping to clock another 4-5 miles for my “long run” for my marathon training….
Always a HUGE concern for me…what am I going to wear?! I’ve been stalking the weather like a mental patient for the last week. As of today it’s suppose to be 63 and partly cloudy….which is great because in the beginning of the week they were calling for rain… Let’s say a mini running prayer to the running gods and hope for no rain, little to no wind! I order a brand new pair of compression socks and a running skirt for the occasion. I have been over-heating on my runs, so what will happen above the waste is my main concern…There is one down side to the forecast and they are saying the Sunday is going to be windy (Fudge!). I’m not sure what I hate more, wind or rain but they are both a huge pain in the you know what!
My goal this weekend is to PR… I would love to run 1:30 or better but anything under 1:35 would be nice. After Sunday’s long run, I’m feeling pretty good about my race this weekend… This race is a lot bigger than the local races I have been running, but the bonus in that is that there will be more people along the way to push me. Also, this is the 30 year anniversary for the half, so I’m hoping for a FABULOUS medal to add to my collection… I’m all about the bling:)
Are you racing this weekend? What races are you doing?
What up on your Wednesday!!!!