On Sunday I’m racing the Houston Marathon. The gun fires at 7 AM CST, and I should be done about 2.5 hours later.
Track the race live. I’m bib 1513.
At a minimum, I’d like to improve upon my current PR, set last year at the Boston Marathon, in 2:32:01. Workouts suggest that I’m not quite as fast right now as I was last April, but the weather forecast for Houston is perfect (high-30’s, sunny, and light wind, versus the 70-degree temps at Boston) and it’s generally considered a faster course because of its remarkable flatness. Also, with a solid PR in the bag, I can afford to be more aggressive, at the risk of a difficult final 5K.
Really, I’d love to break 2:30, which requires averaging 5:43 minutes per mile for 26.2 miles. This barrier, contrived as it might be, has been my focus for the entire training cycle.
I probably will not post a race report until the middle of next week, but I’ll probably shares results and a short commentary on Facebook after the race.