Thursday, May 5, 2011

Last Long Run

Can't believe I am already tapering for the 25K.  It seems like just yesterday that I signed up for the race -- oh, it was ;O)  Do you ever wait to the last minute to register for a race that doesn't have a capacity limit?  Guilty here.

I need some advice about where I should position myself during this race.  I have been running my long runs around a 9:20 - 9:45 average and my shorter runs around 9 - 9:15.  I plan on running with a pace group, I am just not sure what one I should go for.

Push myself and head out with the 9 group?  What if I go out too fast and struggle at the end?

Hold off a bit and go with the 9:30 group?  Speed up if I feel I can?

The old me wants to join the 10 group because that is where I am most comfortable.  I consider myself a 10 minute per mile runner even though I have become just a bit faster than that....

My goal is to run the 25K in 2:25 or less.  I think I am reaching a little high.  But if anything, I hope to beat last years time of 2:43:35.

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend.  Stay safe.


  1. If it were me, I'd line up with the 9:30's and decide at the Half Marathon point if I had anything left in the tank to run it in faster. 9:30 is within your training range and you're not pushing yourself so much right off the bat so you should be able to go for broke towards the end. Good luck chica!!! If it weren't for us leaving for Cleveland I'd totally be there to spectate!

  2. I been known to sign up late. Usually goes like this "wanna race tomorrow?" "Sure" ALWAYS gets me in trouble.

  3. I am not sure what to tell you about the pacing, other than you should be able to run your race faster than you do your long runs at :).

    I know you'll make a good decision. Best wishes!!

  4. I agree with @STR you will be faster race day--legs rested, adrenaline pumping!!!

    Wishing youthe best!!!

  5. Listen to the Redhead, she pretty much nails it. And if Cali weren't so far from Michigan, I'd totally be there too!

  6. Good luck and go with your instincts:) Can't wait to read the recap!

  7. just found your blog... i hope everything goes well!