I'm getting a little nervous about the weather forecast for the Blue Ridge Half-Marathon tomorrow in Roanoke. They're calling for some very severe storms. I went ahead and splurged on a water resistant jacket yesterday...
Totally throws off the "blue" look I had planned for the race, but I think I will be so glad to have this jacket! I really, really hope the race isn't cancelled due to the storms. I prepared for the rain, but storms add an entirely different element. But I'm going to be hopeful. Here are my goals for the race:
Goal A: Break a course record -- last year I ran the course in 2:24:53. I would LOVE to run it faster this year! How much faster? No idea! Probably not much... the course is rough, and I'm not even going to try for a PR. :)
Goal B: Run the thing in under 2:30.
Goal C: Finish the race with a smile!
Either way I'm hoping to have a lot of fun. I've told Mathis a million times that I want to go out to breakfast after the race -- this is something I've yet to do after a race, and it needs to happen. I'm excited that I'm participating in this race again, and I can't wait to see what they've done with it this year. I would love to keep doing it every year as long as I can to keep up my legacy runner status! :)