Tomorrow I’m registered to run the Cedar’s Frostbite Half Marathon in my hometown of Lebanon, TN. Probably not going to race at full half-marathon speed as the intention is for this to be a tune-up for the Rock n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon in three weeks. My goal marathon pace for NOLA is 7:26, but I’m thinking about trying to run tomorrow with a 7:16 average pace. This would be my BQ pace for a full marathon (which is my goal for the year), and I want to get used to how that feels. I also would love to make 7:26 feel even that much slower when it comes to race day in NOLA.
It looks like the name of tomorrow’s race is going to be appropriate since the predicted “feels like” temperature for the start is a whopping 14 Degrees!!! Of all the races I’ve done, this is going to be the coldest and most likely the first one where I will wear tights. Gonna be interesting!