Big Sur Goals?

You know that quote?

It’s better to be 10% under trained than 1% over trained when you step up to the starting line.

Whelp, how about 30% under trained?  Actually that may be pretty generous.  I had big plans for the weeks in between City to the Sea and Big Sur but we’ve already discussed the sloppiness of October so let’s move on.  😉😉

So what is the under trained slacker with an aching ankle thinking about for this weekend?

Big Sur is supposed to be gorgeous- If it takes me longer to run it, well then I get longer to enjoy the view.

Start will be in the low 40’s- I haven’t quite adjusted to that but at least it won’t be too hot.

Bib 3118- Corral D…out of A-L.  What the hell am I doing up there?  Maybe inertia will push me forward and I will run faster?

This is half marathon #6 of 2015, first time I’ve run that many 13.1’s in a year.  Sweet!

Elites- Kara Goucher and Sara Kiptoo- Seriously.  I will be running the same course as elites at the same time-holy crap!   Actually, now that I think about it,  part of the course is an out and back…I may need to keep my phone handy.  😆

Ummmm- this- I need it-

Source

Road trip!  Seriously I never went anywhere before I started running.

Monterey- Home of the aquarium.  We may try and go.  But, man those tickets are stupid expensive.

Community- I’m going to be surrounded by thousands of other people like me.  Those who think that lining up on a cold morning to run 13.1 miles sounds like fun.  😄

Monday- Did I mention I have Monday off?

This could be my last race of the year, at least I chose a good one.    I’ve been having some odd ankle pain, hello denial, can I move in?

The view- Seriously, the pictures I’ve seen make this worthy of 2 mentions.  I’ve actually considered carrying my little digital camera during the run.   Either that or I need a strap for my iPhone.

So instead of goals, I have only one hope.  I want to cross the start line and the finish line smiling.  No head games, no berating myself, just running with a few thousand strangers like me.  Runner’s are crazy right?

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!  Molly, Allison, Rae, Kate, those running Revel Canyon or Wine and Dine, and everyone else I am missing!! 

That otter is awesome, right?

16 Comments on “Big Sur Goals?

  1. Wow this sounds like such an amazing, fun race!! Super bonus if you see elites while running 😀 Good luck and have fun, Fallon! Make it a great day 🙂

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  2. Forgetting about your ankle, any race where I have gone in “undertrained” (meaning, I barely ran in the weeks leading up to it) have been some of my best races…it’s like that lack of training was my body’s way of telling me I needed rest!! So you’re going to have lots of fun and yes, enjoy the course!!! But take care of that ankle!!!

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    • I am hoping the race goes well and hoping that going into it with few expectations will help that. 🙂 As for my ankle, I rested most of this week. Now it’s mostly sore but I will definitely not be pushing it on Sunday.

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  3. That medal is AMAZING. I wish I could squeak into the race and drag my sorry, untrained, injured self around the course JUST to get that medal. I love it! I went to Monterey during the summer (went to the aquarium only because we got free tix from family… I wasn’t about to pay that much!) and got the cutest stuffed otter because it was just that stinkin’ cute. 🙂 Good luck and have a great race and enjoy the weekend!

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    • Right? It popped up on Twitter and I think I squealed out loud. I really want to go to the aquarium, it’s been years I’ve gone but damn those tickets are steep. I think it will come down to how my ankle feels after the race. And how much money I spend at the expo. 🙂

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  4. Thanks for the shoutout! And OMG that otter medal is seriously the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I hope your race went well. Can’t wait to read all about it.

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