Normally, I’d be reviewing my annual goals right now. I probably should have done it over the weekend when I took time to do my business goals for the quarter. I thought I was going to but then I got into a discussion about how I really wanted to go to Oktoberfest at Wicked Weed in Asheville but couldn’t really afford to spend the day drinking.
While that discussion was centered solely around my financial status – I’m not broke but close enough, I really can’t afford a day of drinking for a totally different reason. I’m racing on Saturday.
That is a sentence I haven’t muttered since the end of March. Six months and a week it has been since I raced and that last race was a 15K that I walked with Ron Slocum. I ran a half marathon a week or so before that but stuck with my friend Rebecca and walked portions as she was rather pregnant. And, by the way, I finally got to meet her son last week.
So, I’m running the Bethel Half Marathon on Saturday. I am woefully underprepared but will be fine in the end. I probably won’t run much this week but will walk the lake quite a bit to get movement in.
Have you ever run a race you have not really prepared for? How do you plan out your race?
How do you estimate your finish time?