Philadelphia Distance Run Goals

by - Friday, September 18, 2009

Well, it's time for the Friday-before-a-race goals post.

To recap, I made a last minute decision to tackle the Beach to Bell challenge this year (running RNR Half in Virginia Beach and the Philly Distance Run two weeks apart) and Sunday is the Philly Distance Run.

Assuming I cross the finish line, this will be the first time ever I have run two big races so close together. (Last spring I ran an 8K the weekend before a half marathon, but I don't really count that).

Two half marathons less than a week apart is no joke for me, but I feel good. My legs feel strong, my runs since RNR have been pretty solid. I'm not expecting to PR Philly. I just want to go and have fun running a new race and tackling a new challenging. I'm pumped to see Ryan Hall start before I have to hustle back to my corral (assuming I'm not in a porta-potty line).

Plus running a race in Philly means I get to spend a weekend at home with the fam. And since I have Monday off from work, I was able to work a post-race massage into my schedule. Excellent!

Really, everything about this weekend is shaping up to be awesome (except for my rush-hour drive home tonight....bleccchh)

So onto the goals:
1. Have fun.
2. See Ryan Hall start (aka, do NOT be in the porta-potty line when the gun goes off)
3. Run a smart and strong race.

No time concerns, no quest for a PR, just a really fun race!

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  1. Great goals!! Have fun!!

  2. love it sister!!! have a safe trip and a fun race. can't wait to hear how it goes, good luck!

  3. perfect plan! Have fun!!!

  4. I like your 2nd goal, but you should add: get a pic of Ryan Hall at the start!

    Good luck and have fun!

  5. Great goals for Sun! I'll be there too and looking to see Ryan Hall! Good luck and enjoy the morning!

  6. Love the goals!

    Good luck this weekend and have fun!

  7. great goal plans! hope you snap a pic of ryan hall :) have a great weekend and an excellent run!!

    *jealous of monday off + massage! nice!

  8. ...great goals/race plans would prob make more sense.

  9. I will win this marathon!