I am making today a terrific Thursday because I am getting closer to my marquee race of the year, City of Oaks Half Marathon. This is my A race. I know that this is crazy because normally you go into an A race wanting to set a PR or wanting to win you AG. Well for me I just want to beat my time from last year.
Last year I did this race shortly after returning from Death Valley as well. But as you know last year I was banged up. I didn't really understand how badly my hip was hurt until about mile 8. This year, I have no excuse. I am going into this race completely prepared. Last year I didn't train for the City of Oaks and only trained for Death Valley. This year I have done it opposite. I didn't train specifically for Death Valley, but I have been training for this half.
But you know I cannot do anything the easy way, so I also scheduled a 5k on Saturday. This I am doing with the Second Wind and Wake Crossroads Baptist Church. My goal for this 5k is just use it as a training run. No time expectations. No real energy expended. At least that is what I am telling myself.