Friday, March 13, 2009

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday

This weekend is my first race of 2009 and my penultimate race in my 20’s. Since it’s a new distance (15k) I’ll have a PR for sure which is always cool. I would like to run an average in the low 7’s to give me a confidence boost for the half in Eugene. The first four miles are a climb but it really isn’t too bad till miles three and four. After that it should roll a little bit then decline for the last three or so miles. The last mile is basically flat so at that point I’ll just try to hold on to my pace and not die.

This week I didn’t make it to the pool but I wasn’t too torn up over it – Tuesday we went out for dinner and drinks with friends and yesterday my parents arrived for the weekend so I opted to hang out with them instead of hitting up the pool.

Quite a few Portland bloggers are running Shamrock this weekend – the majority of them are running the 15k except for Emily who is running the 5k and should smash her old PR. After the race it’s breakfast with the folks then a nice relaxing day of whatever we feel like.

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!

6 comments:

aron said...

good luck this weekend!!!!

Kim said...

best of luck this weekend zach! you just reminded me that this is my last race of my 20s!! i turn 30 on wednesday!!!!

Sarah said...

You're going to kick my ass at that race!!

Emily said...

Hey, I'm that Emily!! It was good seeing you guys out there yesterday. What about the post-run beers that I've heard are provided? Must consume! I will try to cheer you guys on but not sure if I can hack it that long if it is cold.

Arcane said...

Good luck tomrrow!

Alisa said...

Good luck tomorrow! I'm trying not think about the Terwilliger part of the race =). You'll probably be on your 5th cup of coffee before I even finish! =