Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Goals for Crazylegs Classic 8K
On Saturday, I am running the Crazylegs Classic in Madison. It is an 8K race (4.97 miles) that starts at Wisconsin's State Capitol Square, winds through the University of Wisconsin and ends at Camp Randall on the UW Badgers football field. This is a HUGE race for our college town and almost everyone (runner or non runner!) seems to do it. This is my fourth year running this awesome event.
I would love to go sub-43 minutes this year!! Seems doable, right?! I'm trying not to set my goals too high. This is also a pretty crowded race and I recall constantly dodging people. Please let me see 42:something, people!!!
Here is my history with this race:
2007: bailed, due to shin splints after pregnancy #2
2006: 48:something?? (results currently unavailable)
Last year it absolutely down-poured, which I think may have encouraged me to run faster. We were soaked. The forecast for this Saturday is 40% chance of rain, high of 67,F low of 46F.
There are so many waves for this race, that it literally takes an hour+ to get everyone started. So, standing and waiting in the rain absolutely wasn't thrilling last year. I hope that it isn't the same deal this year.
I hope to meet up with Chelsea from Early Runner and Linda from Mom Running from Cancer either before or after the race.
On Sunday, I have a 20 miler planned and I have some fun, new products to test out for all of you! ;-)