Tomorrow I am racing the 10 for Texas in The Woodlands. Just like the name says, I will be running 10 miles. I ran this race last year and did not do well. I was really disappointed in my time (1:27.28). It was humid, humid, humid and it made the run killer hard. I never quit, but I wanted to for almost the entire race.
I have some more race experience and more confidence in my abilities this year. I know I can do better, but will I? The weather is going to be the same. Sunny, warm, and humid. I am not excited about that AT ALL! I feel well trained despite my summer problems. I have done great with my speed work. But the weather...I always let it mess with my head.
I have tried really hard today to be positive. I can only control what I can control. I will focus. I will push. I will race smart. I will do what I can do.
My two 10 mile times are 1:27 and 1:25. I have three goals for tomorrow.
Goal one is to bust out a 1:20. It is possible based on my training.
Goal two is to run a 1:25.
Goal three is to survive the weather and enjoy the race.
I am hoping to come home with my A goal, but I am prepared for all three. I can do all things....