Friday, November 13, 2009

Pacing Myself

I got my final confirmation email from the Philadelphia Marathon yesterday. Based on my anticipated finish time I have been assigned to the “grey” corral. At the time I submitted my race application I put down an estimated finish time of 4 hours, but I’ve decided to run with the Clif Bar Pace Crew and try to finish in 3:50. I therefore have to change my position to start in the “green” corral. According to the email this should be a simple process to accomplish at the expo. I like the idea of running with a pace group. Who better to run the race with than others who share your goal and level of fitness? I ran with the 3:50 group for a few miles last year when I was competing in the ½ marathon. The pacer was pretty entertaining.

I can’t believe the race is next week-end. I am starting to get a little nervous. Instead of worrying about the race I should probably be looking for things for the kids to do on Saturday. The race I can handle; two kids in Philly without some planned activities, maybe not.
Past week:
S: 6
M: 5
T: 5
W: 5
Th: 8
Fr: 5
Sat: Off
Total: 34


  1. Take it easy this week-get lost of rest, eat well and keep washing your hands! :)

    I like to run in the vicinity of a pace group but have trouble running as part of a group the whole way, as sometimes the water stations, walk breaks, etc. are not in synch.

  2. Thanks. I'm paranoid about catching a cold, but there isn't much I can do about it. I'm also having weird transient pains in my Achilles and hamstrings, which usually show up before every race always disappear on race day. I blame stress.