I was not planning on racing this soon in the new year, but I have been struggling to find my training mojo this winter. I was sick at the beginning of the month, and the weather has been straight up ridiculous! The temperature was a whopping -26C again this week, and I needed approximately 3 layers of everything to brave the streets with my run club on Tuesday. Plus the combination of the snow and ice have really been doing a number on my back. This whole Polar Vortex has really killing my vibe.
So I think this race will be a great way to check in, and give me some much needed training perspective. I have been running consisently over holidays and into the New Year, but I have not exactly been training.
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I know I have a lot of work to do to hit all my goals for 2014 so this race will be a good indicator of where I stand and where I need to go. I think it would be realistic finish 45:00 minutes or better, so that is what I am aiming for, emphasis on the better. One of my goals this year is to work on increasing my speed and strength, so this race will give me a solid jumping off point. I have not raced since my Marathon in November so this will be great way to see where my fitness stands and assess where I need to go from here.
EEEEP! Wish me luck!
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