Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bring on the Flying Pigs


Everyday for the last month I have been receiving an email notification, informing me how many days till the FLYING PIG MARATHON. Today it says 2 days till race day. (More like 2 days and 17 hours) Am I ready??? Maybe.

I want to feel ready. I didn't REALLY train for this marathon, as far as time. I trained for a half marathon which was at the end of March and after that race, I realized it was time to register for the Pig. I was also very behind on my long runs. So basically my training for this marathon was one 20 miler, then a 10, then a 23 miler. Ya... not the best idea. I am still holding out for a decent time.
Also, this week I have been fighting a little head cold. I seem to always come down with something during taper. What is up with that? My last few runs have kind of sucked rocks, and my 25 min swim yesterday was not to much fun either.

The weather is also showing Scattered thunderstorms. hmmm, could be fun.

Aunt flow will be visiting that day as well. Lucky me.

So my plan for race day is to stick with the 3:40 pace group until I just can't hang on any longer. I really hope I come in under 3:40:59.... BQ baby. If I don't, no biggie.

Did I mention this is marathon #12? This is also the Pigs 12th annual marathon. How great.

Good luck to all my other fellow racers this weekend. Make it a good one.

20 comments:

aron said...

have fun out there this weekend!!!

Staci Dombroski said...

Good luck!! I hope you are able to BQ :) Have a great time!!

Laura said...

Have a great race... I will be wayyyyyyy behind you.
I just bought a lovely 1.99 rain poncho - could be a fun day!

Jill said...

Sorry about aunt flow but regardless, have a great race, I know it's in ya!!!

misszippy said...

I hope it goes really well! With 12 marathons under your belt, you certainly know what you are doing and probably have a good gauge for what you can do pace-wise. Rest up and get ready!

Baldwincrew-blog said...

You will do great! Good luck!

Ewa said...

Tell Aunt Flow to visit some other day. After all you will be too busy running a marathon to entertain her. :)
Good luck and hopefully the forecast is wrong.

bobbie said...

Good Luck!! I was thinking about doing the half there, can't wait to hear about the course, maybe next year I can do it!!

Teamarcia said...

Good luck and have fun out there! Sorry about Aunt Flo, ugh.

Tricia said...

good luck and have fun!

Kandice said...

Good luck! You ever tried Sudafed to help with your head cold? It dries my out pretty good. What about Affrin nose spray?

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Good luck and HAVE FUN! Can't wait for the race report!!

Denise said...

I hope you feel better for race day...give it what you got and good luck!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I have heard so much about this race it sounds fun. And you people crack me up that on a bad day would still blow by me :) I hope you feel better so you can enjoy the race

Heather @ Side of Sneakers said...

GOOD LUCK!!! My fingers are crossed for you BQ...and no rain!

Marlene said...

Good luck this weekend!! I hope the weather cooperates and that you have a great day for that BQ!

Pretty neat that it's your 12th marathon and the 12th flying pig!

Anne said...

12/12 definitely a sign...have a great race!! Hopefully, as usual, they have it wrong with the weather forecast.

rabidrunner said...

Knock it out of the park, babe!

The Happy Runner said...

Have a great race! Sending 3:40 vibes your way...

Jill said...

Good luck, I'll be cheering for you and hoping for that BQ!!!