Plan: Race start time has moved up to 7:00 AM so I plan on getting up around 5:15 and heading out around 5:45-6:00. I want to get to the race course around 6:15-6:30 as the corrals are small enough you can jump in right before the start time. Now onto goals!
I also want to switch my corral placement when I get to the Expo. When I registered, I guessed I would finish in 2:34 (an old PR) but since I am gunning for 2:15 and have a 5k PR of 29:50 and a 10k PR of 1:02, I am pretty close to that goal. I want to make sure I am with fast people to push me along.
The course is very flat (downtown to USC and back to downtown, through the 2nd street tunnel). There is a crazy hill at mile 10. Everyone slows down here so my plan that I used last year, I will use again. I do long lunges up. I can move fast and it does not tax my legs as much. After that, the bridge is flat and the downhill will be nice on the way back to the finish.
My goal is to try and conceal my speed in the beginning (around 10:45-10:30/mile) and slowly fuel and hopefully maximize my carb stores. I have a playlist planned that is 2:15 exactly and then ends with Let It Go after (so I know it is okay to try hard and not reach my goal). I prepped the playlist to build and also have my fast songs at the end where I can let it fly after the Bridge Hill. I am hoping for a few sub 10:00 miles at the end where I plan on fueling like crazy as I need it-maybe switching to every 2 miles as I need.
I need to hydrate during the run as much as possible, especially if it is humid, so I don’t get cramps.
A- sub-2:15 (2:14:59)
This is what I want so bad and I have been training for it. My New Years resolution of going sub 2:30 was a huge dream back in December but as I have gotten faster, I want to push the limit. To reach this goal, I will need to average 10:15/mile including stops and bathroom breaks. I plan on taking 1 bathroom break in the Coliseum (real bathroom) and hoping it will take less than a minute. It will be tough but I am up to the challenge!
B- sub 2:20
My old goal time was 2:17, which is what rundisney predicts I can do off of my 1:02 10k time. I want to try and at least reach that.
C- sub 2:30
just trying to beat my old PR of 2:34 and finish. I will still be very happy with this race time.
This may come up if the weather is hot and humid but I plan on trying my best no matter how the morning starts.
Also COSTUME TIME! I will be running this race as PINOCCHIO! I was this for Halloween a few years ago I think it's a fun costume so I am excited to race in this weekend.
If you see me, come and say hi!
Anyone else have race plans for this weekend?
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