I've had a good few days as far as hip pain. It hurts very little, if at all, during the day. At night, laying in bed, is when it bothers me the most. Work days are a little tough because I'm up and down so much, I guess. I'm optimistically thinking I can walk the half marathon and turn in a time not much slower than my past two half marathons in which I actually ran. It will depend on how comfortably I can walk. If I'm really hurting, I won't push to finish this race. It's obviously not the race I hoped it would be, but if I'm not hurting, I can't turn off my competitive drive. I still want to do my best.
"Goal" A: 2:59:59 (break 3 hours... *only* 1 hour slower than my original goal for this race)
"Goal" B: 3:02:22 (beat my slowest half marathon time- Hottest Half this past August)
"Goal" C: 3:14:59 (break 3:15, which really seems pretty do-able)
At least I won't need walk breaks, LOL. =)
I've started stalking the weather and thinking about what I'll wear on race day. It looks awfully perfect for a race. Old habits die hard.
Jeff Galloway Summer Running Tips
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