Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Training Tuesday-- 5 Days until the Calgary Marathon

In case you missed it, I posted my Shopper's Drug Mart Run For Women recap, last yesterday, and you can find that HERE. 

Well, it's finally here! The Calgary Marathon is on SUNDAY!! When I first signed up for the Half Marathon my goal was to PR. Of course, in the back of my head, that's still my A goal. I won't be disappointed if I don't though. As, I've mentioned numerous things have happened over the past few months. The latest, a back injury, and two trips to the chiropractor for adjustments. I could barely walk yesterday. Whoops! He does tell me I should be good to go Sunday though! Fingers crossed.

The reason I wanted to share that is I don't think anyone can have a perfect training cycle. Runs are missed for injuries, sicknesses, and other commitements. Life can just get in the way. These have all happened to me, at some point, over the last few months. Still, I'm determined to go out on race day and give it my all. Plus, running and racing is supposed to be FUN!

I'll be running the Half Marathon at 6:30am then hanging out with some friends, on the Stampede grounds, until I pace my friend Melissa in her first 5K at 12pm. I am so excited! 

There's actually events all weekend. I'll be speaking at the EXPO on Friday at 1pm, attending a VIP event that night and then attending the Running Room "shake-out" Friendship Run Saturday morning at 9am followed by the meet-up/tweet-up at 9:30. (<<I hope you'll join me Saturday!!) Here's the link to the Facebook Event so you can RSVP.

As for my workouts last week. I only got in two 5 mile runs and then my 10K race Sunday. It wasn't ideal but I'll take it.

I'm ready to go race my heart out Sunday!! 

GOAL A: 1:53:xx
GOAL B: 1:55:xx
GOAL C: Sub 2:00

See you at the finish line!! But first....

If you're running Calgary, what is your goal?
Do you prefer training runs or races?

1 comment:

  1. Oh no, what happened to your back? Hopefully it's feeling better for Sunday