The last race I ran was a 5K in December this past year, in New Orleans. It went by really quickly, because of everything I had on my mind, and because it was unfamiliar territory (physically); I'd never been there before.
This time, this race, it's a half marathon. So many people say to have multiple goals: an A goal, a B goal, a C goal. So here are mine, in order of importance to me, for THIS race:
Finish. After I finish, at some point I will get a 13.1 bumper sticker. I might not put it on my car (although I might), but I want to have it. Primary goal, though: FINISH.
Finish in 2:30 or less. I know I can do it, so why not make it a goal?
Keep running. By that, I mean yeah yeah, take a couple of days off, but definitely don't lose motivation. After all, I have to start training for Bay to Breakers after this!
Wait, no. Switch B and C. Definitely continuing running is a higher priority than finishing in a certain time. I mean, if finishing is my primary goal, then...
Oh well. Nobody reads this anyway.
Twelve miles should be interesting this weekend...