1 week left until the California International Marathon and I have over 2500 miles to drive between now and then. For the month of December I planned a 3 week road trip during which I will:
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2. Run CIM
3. Need creativity to get in my runs & cross-training
4. Spend way too much money (not a goal, but a reality)
5. Meet & marry Ryan Reynolds
I recognize that #5 is *somewhat* less likely than the rest but not impossible. What can I say? He's the Green Lantern and rumor has it he ran shirtless in New Orleans every day during filming. Let's just say that there were a couple months when I was very motivated to get in extra runs.
On one hand, I think the trip will be a blast. I'm going to see a ton of friends & family I haven't seen in a while and hang out in some really cool cities. On the other hand, racing CIM after driving 36 hours in 3 days is
-My "A" goal is 3:35. A comfortable BQ. I'll only start off at that pace if I'm feeling well rested and loose.
-My "B" goal (translate as my "I-will-be-pissed-if-I-don't-get-it" goal) is finishing under 3:40. BQ by a hair but I think this is well within reach.
-My "C" goal is to not sh*t my pants or die. The former would be worse than the latter, but I would prefer to avoid both. As I mentioned, I have interviews this week and it is highly likely that some of the interviewers will be at CIM, either running or manning the Medical tents. I don't want to show up on interview day and have everyone know me as that girl.
|Here's one option.|