Friday, February 3, 2012

Polar Cap 4 Miler Hopes

I have a race on Saturday and I don't really know what to expect.  I have had great treadmill runs lately but been so slow outdoors.  Races in 2010 had paces in the 9s for me with a couple of exceptions.  I have always placed in my age group at this race - they have 5 year age groups. I am hoping to place in my age group and be in the low 9s with a smidgen of hope of sneaking into the 8s.

The weather should be warmer than usual.  I have a friend going with me and there are stores to shop at after so all in all it should be fun.  No Targets in Vermont but there's one in Lake George!


Polar Cap 2008 36:03 2nd place AG
Polar Cap 2009 35:02 3rd AG
Polar Cap 2010 35:48 2nd AG
Polar Cap 2011 36:46 2nd AG



On another note.......was this the longest Friday ever?  I thought the weekend would never get here!




19 comments:

christa said...

I'm excited! It has been a long week. I'm exhausted too! See you tomorrow!

Generation X (Slomohusky) said...

yes. yes it has been the longest Friday ever.

Have a great race!

Ana-Maria RunTriLive said...

I say start in the 9s and then go into the 8s. This will give you a low 9 or high 8 average. You can do it!

Kate said...

Oh, it was the LONGEST day. Thank goodness for the weekend.

Good luck at your race! You know you're going to be way faster in a race than on a training run. Run strong, my friend! :)

Darlene said...

I'm there with you in spirit!

Alisa said...

I think you're going to do great! Do your best, start off strong and try to hold on.

To answer your question about the wetsuit and being a good swimmer or not...I am a comfortable swimmer, I'm usually solidly front of the mid-pack. Wetsuit will give you buoyancy and for a lot of people does make them feel stronger and safer in the water. Also, if you have any future questions or ever need/want to chat my email is: ambitiousalisa@gmail.com Sometimes leaving blog comments is a tough way to ask simply questions, email anytime!

Fran said...

I would say: just enjoy the race!
Have fun.

middleagedrunner said...

Have an awesome race and GOOD luck! Weather looks decent all around for us New Englanders this weekend (of course, as I type it seems to be snowing...?)
Have fun! :-)

Karen said...

have a great race! Hope you come home with some AG winning hardware :)

Christi said...

Have a great race!

Alma said...

Hope it went well!

Jennifer said...

Good luck!

Giorgio said...

I hope you had a great Polar Cap race this morning!

Have a nice weekend!

Lisa said...

have a great race!!

lindsay said...

i hope the race went well and that you continued the AG-ing streak :)

Char said...

I should have read this yesterday - it would have built up the pre-race tension. But I read it after I already knew the results. Way to go!

Jill said...

I saw on FB you did well! :) Looking forward to your report!

I Run for Fun said...

Hope you had a great race. Looking forward to hearing all about it!

Katie said...

ahhh, hope you had a great race!!!