Ever since I found out in December that my lottery entry into the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run had secured me a coveted spot in this DC spring tradition, I’ve very much been looking forward to this race. The Cherry Blossom course is known for being one of the flattest to race in this area, and not only do I have the honor of participating in this DC tradition for the first time, but its also my first ten mile race.
You know what that means?
But just because I have a guaranteed PR coming my way doesn’t mean that I don’t have ambitious goals for this weekend’s race. I completed my last ten mile training run back at the end of February, and completed it on a hilly part of the W&OD Trail in just under two hours (1:59:40 to be exact). I have based this weekend’s race goals on that training run, knowing that the trail is much hillier than the course I’ll be running this weekend.
Goal A – Finish the race in under 1:50 (11:00 min/mile pace)
Goal B – Finish the race in under 1:55 (11:30 min/mile pace)
Goal C – Finish the race in under 2:00 (12:00 min/mile pace)
QOTD: How many different goals do you set for yourself for each race that you run?