In just three short days I’ll be running my last race of 2014, the Christmas Town Dash 8k at Busch Gardens.
I’m super excited to end of my 2014 race year at a theme park. I kicked off the year at Disney World with my first two races of 2014, and its nice to be ending the year in a similar environment.
The last time I went to Busch Gardens was in 2012, so I’m excited to make a return trip. I’m also looking forward to seeing Williamsburg decorated for Christmas, and ending the weekend with the Christmas Town Dash.
This will be my first ever 8k, so that means it’ll be an automatic PR. The course is described as having many hills, turns, and different surfaces, so I’m a little uncertain as to what to expect Sunday morning. While I want to enjoy the race and where I’m running it, I also want to balance that with pushing myself to run the race as fast as I can. I’ll likely make a last minute decision Sunday morning as to how hard I want to push myself.
Goal A – Finish the race in under 53:31 (10:46 pace) – my pace from my last outdoor long run
Goal B – Finish the race in under 54:41 (11:00 pace)
Goal C – Finish the race in under 55:55 (11:15 pace)
QOTD: What holiday themed races will you be running this season?