- My recent long training runs are being done at a pace nearly two minutes/mile faster than my training runs in October.
- The Hanford course is flat, flat, flat.
- My training runs are not, not, not.
These things really get the mind working: What pace do I think I can hold? Remember, it's flat. If I think I can hold that pace, do I think I can go faster?
First my goal was to finish with a time of 2:25. Then it was 2:15. Then it was 2:11.
Now, I'm afraid I won't be happy if I come in over 2:00. Which is nuts, I know. Hey, it's not much of a goal if you know for sure that you can achieve it.