After registering for the Princess Half Marathon and Glass Slipper Challenge, which I will be running in February, I knew that I wanted to attempt at least once to improve my 10k personal record. Because runDisney allows for runners to submit a 10k race time as proof of time for corral placement, my main goal is to PR at Monday’s race. I ran this race last year, and my current 10k PR was set at last year’s race (which is 1:01:01, 9:50 pace). Having run this race just a year ago, I am familiar with the course, and hope that will work to my advantage on Monday.
Since I have only been running twice a week for the past month, I am a bit uncertain as to how Monday’s race will go. I am optimistic that I will be able to run a strong race, given that I have felt strong during the majority of my runs over the past month. However, I haven’t been “in training” for a specific race, so I am also trying to be realistic about how Monday’s race could go.
As usual, I have set three goals for myself:
Goal A – Finish the race in under 1:00:27 (9:45 pace)
Goal B – Finish the race in under 1:00:58 (9:50 pace)
Goal C – Finish the race in under 1:02:00 (10:00 pace)
Hopefully the weather will cooperate and that it won’t be overly humid for Monday’s race. After having several days of 90 degree weather last year, we’ve been facing much cooler temperatures and have had lots of rain over the past couple of days. Its still a bit too early to rely too heavily on the current forecast, but you can bet that with each day that passes that I’ll be checking the weather more frequently in hopes of a favorable race day forecast.
QOTD: How much does the weather affect your race day performance?