RunGingerRun's Route 66 Marathon Weekend Schedule
Friday: Open-4:30 - Volunteer at the Expo at the Bib Table and Shirt table.
Saturday: 8:00am - Run/Walk the 5K with the Hubbo and Friends.
Saturday: Afternoon - Speaking at the Blogger's Forum at the Expo (Time most likely will be 3:00 -4:00 pm) Come by and say hi!
Sunday: 8:00am - Run the Marathon 26.5 Miles (Includes the Center of the Universe Detour)
Sunday: Running across the finish line sometime before or around 1:00pm!
Goals for Route 66
I've literally been thinking about this weekend for almost a year! My goal is to wear my Marathon Maniacs shirt because I've never been able to wear it and also get a new Full Marathon PR! That's the part that makes me nervous, not the shirt. Although, I need to try that baby on and make sure it still fits!! If not, I'll be buying another one at the expo and selling the one that magically shrunk itself in my closet last year. Weird. I'm sure a magic MM singlet will bring in a pretty penny on Ebay, right?
Not only am I going for a Full Marathon PR, I've been rather ambitious and decided that my goal is to do the full marathon + the Center Of The Universe Detour (adds an extra .3 miles) with a time around 4:45. That means I'll take off a full 31 minutes from my previous PR of 5:16.
That's a lot of time! I don't know if you can tell, but I'm kinda freaking out the more I write this post.
BUT! I have a plan. I have my blood sugar under control for this race, I have my plantar fasciitis under control (this will be the first full that I can say this), I have a great nutrition plan thanks to ENERGYbits, I have a game plan to join a pace group (4:45), and I have friends joining me in that group so I'll have plenty of distractions!
I can do this! Right?