I've been freaking out a bit this week about what I want my race to be. My goal is to qualify for Boston - which means a 3:40 race. I've trained hard and I know it's a doable goal but it still freaks me out. More than qualifying for Boston though I want to feel strong and have a good race. So I decided not to wear my Garmin. Then today I was questioning my decision and just couldn't decide what I wanted. So what did I do? Called my big sister of course. I told her all my concerns and she had the best advice. She told me to figure out a few check point times so I can have a feel for where I am then to just run and enjoy it. It's nice having an awesome running resource who understands the version of crazy that I am. So now I'm going to write my goal numbers on my 4 GU packets and then when I get to those miles I can do a quick check on where I am. Then I can be calm about my race. And she told me no matter where I am on my pace to just accept it. Run comfortable and be happy with it. Seriously best sister ever!!
And just to make sure I have focus on the run I am planning on remembering these 2 gems :)