Good luck to everyone running this weekend. A lot of good races.
I'm heading out to Sacramento tonight for CIM. I have someone picking up my bid so that I could spend a good part of the day with my daughter.
This will be my 8th marathon and first marathon with the five fingers!
A goal - to PR. I would love to say break 3:50 but I have not trained as well as I good. Tough past two months with my grandmother passing away and a lot of work travel. But, I did complete three 20 mile runs and have felt that I have run strong. If everything goes great, then I'm hoping to PR.
B goal. Have a good race. I would say Break 4 hours, but my PR is 3:59 and a good chunk of seconds so a new PR could end up being 3:59 and a few less seconds. So, my B goal would be just to enjoy the race and have the best time I can out there.
C goal. Just finish! For about the last 10 weeks I have sent exclusively to using the five fingers running. I have done 3 20 mile runs in them with significantly less knee pain (I can run without a knee brace!). So just completely the marathon in my five fingers would be great as that will be a record running in "barefoot-type shoes". If I can finish with no injury, than that will be a B-/C+