I'll be leaving for my 15k race in a half hour or so. The USATF site describes the route thus: "Scenic route consisting of farms, trails, and neighborhoods." So when I said a couple posts ago that I was wrong because it is not a trail run ... I was wrong; because it is. In part, at least.
As I said before, my only goal is to finish. I'm not worried about time or placement or anything like that. 9.33 miles is 3.1 miles more than I have ever raced and so, since it's a guaranteed PR if I finish, my goal is to PR, which, in this case is just another way of saying that my goal is to finish.
I'm pretty sure other runners out there who read this may have a hard time empathizing. I can fairly hear them going, "15k and his only goal is to finish? What kinda pussy is this guy?"
Well, I'm the kinda pussy who'll have a 15k PR if I achieve my goal, so who's the pussy now, huh?
Right. Still me.
But a pussy with a PR.
SO EAT IT, hypothetical judgey readers!
(The PR. Not the pussy.)