Lets talk goals. A few months ago when running was going incredibly well, I made a goal to run the the San Francisco Half Marathon (2nd half) in 1:35. I did a bunch of goal pace (7:15/mile) runs and felt really strong. Two weeks ago I did my longest training run ever while training for a half (16 miles). I figured my goal was tough, but possibly attainable.
Then we moved and I realized four days had gone by with no running. This week, every run felt a lot harder than it should have given my slow paces. I’m not sure 1:35 is attainable, and I’m not even sure a PR (1:39:48) is either. I know my training is solid, though. I had a pretty good base, and it’s really only been the last 2 weeks that things kind of went to crap. So my plan is to go out at about 7:30 pace and see what happens from there.
I went to the expo yesterday and ran into two of my favorite runner friends.
I’m really looking forward to hanging out with all the Bay Area runners after the race. I’m also really looking forward to eating these brownies. I used Joy the Baker’s brownie recipe but left out the extra egg yolk (mainly out of laziness) and added a bag of peanut butter chips. Delicious!
(barely adapted from the Joy the Baker cookbook)