Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Big 4-0!

And I don't mean I made $40K today (though yesterday did make a nice contribution toward that daily goal...!). No, tomorrow is a big day, my 40th birthday (feels kind of scary at this particular moment) and I'm going to attempt to run a personal best half marathon. Hey, I need to do SOMETHING to mark the occasion, right? And, what better than to be in the best shape of my life on that day? Well, I've been training like a madman the past 3-4 months, and I'm about as ready as a busy guy can be. My personal best of 1:44:00 last year should be eclipsed (I didn't train very well for that one) and my goal is to break 90 minutes, or a minimum of 6:52 per mile. In my recent training, I have not been able to hold that pace for more than 4 or 5 miles, so at this point I seriously doubt meeting that goal. A more realistic goal pace of 7:15 per mile would put my final time in at about 1:35:00, and if I can achieve that I'll be pretty happy. So, short of an unexpected heart attack (hope I'm not jinxing this...fingers crossed...) I'll post my actual time tomorrow.

3 comments:

Brian said...

Welcome back to the blogging world! And happy b-day. You'll do great on that run tomorrow, I know you've been working hard. I would say "good luck" but that is for the competition and the unprepared. Hope conditions are right for a great run!

Luka said...

Good luck with the run and happy birthday. I ran a half-marathon a couple of years ago, 1:46, which I thought was pretty good. Reminds me of how lazy I have been lately.

Trading Goddess said...

Belated Birthday wishes to you!

xo!