Sunday, January 07, 2007

S-L-O-W-D-O-W-N

or kiss Boston goodbye. That's the choice I have to make. Obviously, I'm going to choose to slowdown out of the gate. I swear I take off like a bat out of hell and die at the halfway point...kinda like a dog.

The funny thing is I didn't let today's race bother me even after my coach called me the P -word. Not because I had a bad race, but because I mentally gave up at mile 14. He's right I've got to want it. Once I got home and was able to go through my mile splits there's a good reason for mentally letting go...I was running a good 13-20sec faster than mgp for the first 9 miles...I even spotted a 7:58/mile...HELLO my mgp is 8:20, big difference. Needless to say I ended out w/ an 8:44/mi pace...pathetic!! I did finish in the top 10 of my age group...

My body is healthy, strong & ready for this race. Boston is mine for the taking just need to tone down the first 10 miles and I'm in!!

I will say this about the race I got soooo friggin' bored. Seriously, all those peeps on bikes I think I need someone to ride beside me w/ a dvd player that would really help my mental game. Clearly, I do NOT need to go internal, it's the kiss of death for me;)

Also, I need to give a shout-out to Tim, Panther, Lulu (even though she didn't have a pitcher of margaritas), Cindy, JJ, Ruth, Steve & spectators I don't know...y'all ROCK!!

7 comments:

Sharon said...

P-word. Did he call you perfect? Again?!? You are great and you will do great. Your fan, --sj

Katie said...

Good one!!!

Thanks a ton!

I'm hoping you commit to "your" goal for the race;)

MikeW said...

Don't worry. you'll get Boston.
yes, it was boooooring. I agree.

Buzz said...

You were one of the few that looked like they were still kicking ass at mile 15, you'll be fine (but yes, slowing down at first might be a good idea).

Lulu said...

You kicked ass - sorry I didn't bring any ritas along with me. I am pretty sure they would have melted on the ride down from Austin though.

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Tiffany said...

You are totally awesome... wow!!! You will get your Boston... woohoo!!