Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ottawa - The Plan!

"A good plan is like a road map: It shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there."
H. Stanley Judd

My mind is solidly made up. I am doing the HALF-marathon this Sunday in Ottawa and I can't wait! I'm excited because I feel good. I ran 14.3K on Tuesday and then 6.6K yesterday and it went really well. I feel ready, but I'm not aiming for a specific time. I want to just enjoy this race and do my best.

After this race, I will take a very short break and then I will just keep on running and enjoying the nice weather. Then, I will increase the long runs and take it slowly and if all goes well, I will register for a marathon in the fall. But, I'm not rushing to start a program and get myself all stressed about being reading for a certain date. So, I'll only register for the marathon a few weeks before and I'm confident that it'll all workout. I just want to feel good while running!

Have a great end of the week and weekend everyone!
Cheers!

19 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Enjoy yourself at the half - you will do well!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

Yay! Sounds like a smart decision, and I'm so glad that you're excited for it. Knock 'em dead!

kilax said...

Good call! Have fun at the half!

That is what I did for my second marathon - waited to register to see if I felt good so I wouldn't feel any pressure :)

Alicia said...

I have had SO much fun at the races where I set aside a time goal and just ran for fun. You will do great. Take it all in and good luck!

Marlene said...

Sounds like the right plan and the right attitude. Have a great time this weekend!!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I love this plan! Have a great time at the half!

Laura said...

Have a FANTASTIC weekend in Ottawa! They put on such a great race weekend.

Gaspegirl said...

Ooooh, sounds like a great plan... can't wait to hear how you made out.

Make it a great day!

Anne said...

I hope you have a great time on the course.

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Have a great weekend - and ENJOY your 1/2 marathon! So excited for you and I can't wait to hear about your race report.
I had been thinking about running on sunday in the local Madison Marathon - doing the 1/2 - but after this morning and yesterday mornings runs - I decided not to register today. I just was not feeling it - and I realize that having your mind "in the right place" is key to a successful race experience.
Run Anne Run!

Char said...

I'm excited about your plan. Good luck with the race.

P said...

Sounds like an EXCELLENT plan! Enjoy your race and the recovery!

ajh said...

We will be running a half at the same time! Enjoy it and thanks for the email. Weird you couldn't comment. Blogger is being maddening lately.

Cory Reese said...

Good luck at the race - you will do awesome!

Black Knight said...

Good luck on the half this sunday.
Glad you are planning a marathon this fall (I am doing the same: Florence).

Irene said...

How fun! Enjoy your half marathon, and I can't wait to hear about it! I hope you enjoy the ride.

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Sherri said...

Awesome! Your going to do an amazing job!

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

How did you do? Can't wait to hear all about it!