Saturday, August 02, 2008

Invincible!

Post title is my new favorite song. It's by Ok-Go and I'm planning on listening to it many times between now and tomorrow. Just occurred to me that if all goes well, I should be finished running about 24 hours from now!

I'm not nervous about the actual run. I think I've trained better for this race than I've trained for any other race. It's more the stuff around the race (getting there, not being late and so on) that has me a little keyed up. Think I'll apply the serenity prayer here: God grant me the serenity to accept what I can not change (that it's almost time for my period, that the race starts so early), the courage to change the things I can (get address for the BART station instead of worrying about finding it!), and the wisdom to know the difference!

So what am I hoping for out of this race. I have 3 levels of goals. My first one is to break 2 hours, which I think is pretty doable, although the route looks like it goes through the Presidio twice, which is quite hilly. Second level is a sub-1:55. Third is a sub 1:50. I think of them like getting a B+/A-/A+. Of course, I haven't done any speed training, so the sub 1:50 thing is not very realistic, but it's fun to dream...

Time to finish packing (after finding the BART station address) and head on out!

3 comments:

KatieFeldmom said...

Have a great time!!! Good Luck!!!

Colette said...

I have no doubt you will reach those three goals.

I know Presidio well...went to many party's there LOL

Love the serenity prayer!!

Thanks for the tip about Nordstrom ;)

Have fun and kick butt!!!

Brit-Man said...

GOOD LUCK.

Now if it was me, and that's a gargantuan hypothetical if, I would probably end up pretending I was driving, so I'd be playing stuff like Highway Star - Deep Purple, Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf, Crossroads, not the original, but a good cover version I've got on MP3 by Rush, and various other tracks.

I'll be honest and say Michael Bubble, Burble, Bootlace, Booboo, well anyway, that singer guy who appears to be smoother than a well waxed table, does nothing for me.

I just don't get the vibe from that kind of music that much. I'd equate it to being a bit like eating cold toast.

I'd just wonder if there was a point, and if so what it was :-p. :-p.

Must be a guy thing ;-).

Take care and best wishes.

:-) :-).

Matt