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.


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!