Friday, June 3, 2011

Winner! And race goals.

First things, first. Thank you all for entering my giveaway. You all really need some new shoes, huh? Too bad I could only pick one winner, but that's the deal. And the winner is . . .

Mel from Melissa Dishes!

Congratulations, Mel! Shoot me an email at felicehalf at yahoo dot com and I'll get you hooked up with your $100. I feel like Santa Claus!

Let's hope I don't feel like him when I'm racing tomorrow.

Yeah, my race is tomorrow and I have goals. I also have history. I was checking out my race times for the Freihofer's Run for Women and I noticed that this year will be the 10th time that I have run this race! The first time was shortly after I moved upstate and started running. Here's what I've done in this race over the years:

2001 -- 25:58
2002 -- 23:37 (my course PR)
2003 -- 24:37
2004 -- 25:11
2005 -- 24:58
2006 -- 24:58
2007 -- didn't run because I was busy having a baby
2008 -- 24:16
2009 -- 23:47 (my post-baby course PR)
2010 -- 27:11 (almost 6 months preggo)

We know I definitely want to beat my preggo time, that's for sure! But I have more specific goals, as always. Using my recent training and races (including that 5K that wasn't . . .grr . . . ) my goals are:

C Goal -- 23:59 or better (7:43/mi pace -- gets me under 24)
B Goal -- 23:36 or better (7:35/mi pace -- beats my course PR)
A Goal -- 22:59 or better (7:23/mi pace -- gets me under 23)

I am going out there racing for my A goal, certainly, but I will be happy meeting any of the goals. Now I just need to do it!

Maybe I'll just think of this smiley face when I'm pushing to the finish:

Have a great weekend, everyone!

~ Felice


Tri-Living...Together said...

Best of luck tomorrow!!

Marlene said...

You sure do have a lot of history with this race! Good luck - hopefully it will be a good day and you will crush that A goal!

Lisa said...

awwww shucks, i didn't win.


Manderz said...

Love seeing the history!! I'm cant wait to see how you do tomorrow!

Nobel4Lit said...

Your PRs are impressive! And cute baby, too!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

Yay have a great race!!!!

That's awesome that you've done the course so many times. You'll rock it this time!

Darlene said...

See you there. Go for Goal A!!! You can do it if anyone can...

J said...

Good luck in the race! You are going to do great!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Congrats to your winner.

I hope you hit that A goal. Run strong!

Phoebe said...

Run, Mama, Run!!

macnic said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll kill it!

Mel said...

good luck, great PRs!

And yay for free stuff! I am SUPER pumped!

Suzy said...

GL tomorrow. I know you will push and do your best with what is given to you in the morning. See you there!

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