In 4 days, I will be running in the Great Race of Agoura Hills Half Marathon. It's my first half-marathon since last December when I PR'd in the City of Angels Half with a time of 1:55 and change. Am I going to attempt to surpass it with this run? Not likely.
This half-marathon (which is extremely popular and sells out relatively fast) is a hybrid of road and trails with an elevation gain of almost a 1000 ft at one point.
In short, I don't expect to come close to breaking my PR time, or cracking the two hour mark (doesn't necessarily mean I'm not going to try though...cause I'm just that stubborn). No, this is more or less a tune-up run to see where I am in my training and also - to have fun!
I know at least half a dozen people running this with me (in either the 1/2 or 10K) so I'm just looking forward to running a good - but not a balls-to-the-wall race, and to the after-party which is supposed to be one of the best.
Still, it would be disingenuous to say I didn't give a shit about my finish time.
Run for tonight: a 7-mile tempo followed by some light weights.