Friday, May 18, 2007

Final countdown to marathon day!!!

I'm anxious, nervous, optimistic, over-thinking, ready, excited and a million other things at the moment.

I suppose I am as ready as I am going to be for Sunday's marathon. I am excited to do my first ever Cleveland marathon in this town I call home! I am excited I will see so many familiar faces out there on the course. Oh bring it on already!!!

Hopefully will my body will agree come Sunday.

The A goal is a BQ time of 3:40 and anything below I will just consider icing on the cake. I don't want to consider a B or C goal.

I found out there is no 3:35 pace group. I have yet to settle if I want to roll out with 3:40 or 3:30 pace group. I flip flop on that one every other hour. I guess I will just see what way the wind blows at race time when I line up and just make my decision then!!!

I guess I will wear my headphones...another source of debate over the last couple weeks. If I have company I will just keep them turned off but if I should happen to be solo later in the race and I need some extra motivation, I will have them. And as I type this I keep thinking maybe I won't bother and just take it all in. So another one I will figure out later I suppose!!!

I will be heading to the expo tomorrow morning with ESpeed and MT, two of my long run buddies. This entire journey of working towards this marathon was made so much easier by having their company along as well as my other friend, BL (who will be rocking Bayshore next weekend!!). I have totally appreciated all the company and fun along the way!

My one and only favorite sis in the whole world is moving Saturday. Yeah the timing is not ideal, but I will be happy to have her closer! I am hoping I can help her a little but not do anything too exhausting so I can be fresh for Sunday.

So I guess this will be it until after the race.

Tracking is available here for the marathon and half marathon. Best of luck to all my other friends who will be out there running Sunday!!!


Kate said...

Have a great time and a great race!

My vote is 3:40- you're definitely strong enough to pull off a big negative split.

E-Speed said...

good luck! You are going to do great!

Michele said...

I am so excited, good luck!!!! Can't wait to hear about it!

Charlie said...

Have a great race. I second the 3:40.
See what you have for the send half and start frosting that cake.

TriSaraTops said...

Kick butt!

I'll be at the water stop on W. 108th and Lake, somewhere around miles 5-6!

I vote 3:40, too--that way you can pick it up at the end and negative split! Plus, Louis is the pacer for 3:40 and he rocks. :)

Have FUN!!!!!!!

Jodi said...

Good luck! Maybe start with the 3:40 and pull away at the halway point if you are feeling good?

You'll be great. can't wait for the report!


B Bop said...

If it were me, I would head out slower and pick it up towards the end, or in your case head out with the 3:40 group. You seem to be a go out fast and hang on kinda runner though. Either way you're do great!!! Best of luck!


Mallie said...

I know you're out there right now. I can't wait to see how you do. You're awesome.

TriSaraTops said...


DAISY IS HEADING TO BEANTOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


TriShannon said...

Cannot wait to hear how you did! You are going to (or did) rock the marathon!