Defcon 1 happened at the Boston Marathon this past Monday.
Ok, so when I saw this, I just didn't get it. You can typically feel this "issue" coming on, right? (Unless it's a fart gone terribly wrong. NEVER trust a fart!)
Time to do the lamaze breathing and look for an escape route.
Now that I know a little bit more about the facts, I *kind of* get it (but not quite). I guess this elite athlete needed a certain time to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Trials, and by golly, she was going to get it. She showed #2 who was boss. She did what she had to doo'd. Or something like that.
Personally, I would have utilized the Paula Radcliffe method, but that's just me. Hey, she still won the 2005 London Marathon!
At any rate, congrats to this runner (I want to respect her privacy) for qualifying for the Olympic Trials with a MUCHO impressive time of 2:37. Holy cow! That is MOVING!
So let's talk about me and my goals.
#1 Don't want to have to wear this: Need to drive the course on Friday and make contingency plans. KWIM?
#2 Don't go out too fast. The first mile is a warm-up, baby. (Like I'll really have an option with 20,000 other people.)
#3 Stay hydrated and have my GU gel every 45 minutes. Yeah, I pretty much expect to have a pee break during the race. I have yet to make it through my long-training ones without a pit stop.
#4 Have enough gas in the tank at the end to bust out a cartwheel at the finish line. Ha ha! Maybe even a one-handed one! I thought about doing an aerial cartwheel, but there is no freakin' way I'm going to have the energy at the end, especially if I'm looking at goal #5...
#5 Qualify for Boston. Gotta do a 3:45. There's absolutely no guarantee that I'll get into the race because they are making the entry process very competitive but hey. I can still say that I BQ'd and sound all BAD ASS marathonerish and stuff...
We shall see what next Saturday brings!