“What are you looking to run?”

Clipping off 5:50’s

During the first 4 miles of the Gate City Half Marathon at least 4 different runners asked me what pace I was hoping to run. I was honest with all of them, 5:50 pace. There wasn’t much hoping about it. I knew what shape I was in, and I knew what the course was like.

Racing well is about honestly assessing your fitness, and then being willing to take a chance if you are feeling good. I wasn’t feeling good, and it was all I could do to hold onto 5:50 pace, but mostly managed to do just that.

Racing well is also about not worrying about other people and just running your best race. I’m happy to report that I beat all the people who asked me what I was hoping run. Don’t let other people’s expectations drag you down. Results Here