Sunday, September 21, 2008

Changes

I'm knee deep in the process of making some big changes. It's all good...much in the sense that Ironman forced me to simplify and clarify, I'm doing some of that now.

It does mean my writing here has been a bit sporatic, but the writing in my journal is filling up lots of pages. :) I'll keep it real here, training-wise, as often as I can!

Speaking of which, just about a month until Cbus, which I will be rocking a sub-4. Yep, I said it. I'm feeling really good. Did a 16 mile run with the last 8 supposed to be at race pace three weeks ago--and held 8:55 for the last 8, feeling pretty darn awesome. Last week, had an 18 miler in the pouring rain, and finished strong. Yesterday, ran 10 on my own, then the last 4 with Bug and Matt. I was supposed to go race pace the last 3...and I went 8:40s, which just felt about perfect.

(race pace goal is 9:09)

Part of me says shoot for more like a 3:55, but I'm thinking I'm going to stick with 4. Really no point in changing now, as BQ is 3:40 and I'd have work to do for that...so I'm going to stick with The Awesome Ironman Pacer Girl that I know for the 4 hour pace group and just see how it goes.

I'm gonna enjoy it, and hopefully carry Bug with me across the finish line.

That's all for now!

12 comments:

tryathlete said...

Good luck in achieving that sub-4, and with school. (And everything else.)

filoli said...

You can do it!

triguyjt said...

good luck..on rocking the c-bus marathon

Rural Girl said...

Sub-4....I can definitely feel it! Do you have to stay in a hotel for this race? Now, if you do and you can find a swanky Ho jo's, I think you'll be all set!

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice job on the runs!!!

Borsch said...

Awesome! Lets get this party started with a sub - 4 marathon.

Good luck!

Pharmie said...

I can feel it too. C bus is in the bag, sub 4 (and then some I predict). Hope the rest of life is going well too!

Maggs said...

Good luck! Sub 4 is yours! I ran the 1/2 last year and thought it was a great race. The full is definately on my list.

Flatman said...

Glad things are going well! :)

TriShannon said...

You are rocking your training! Look out 4:00 barrier, TriSaraTops is coming through!

Rae said...

Good luck with your training and all you changes! Change is good!

Cliff said...

havea blast on the mary...i have half more week to build before tapering for mine.