Goals for Skinny Raven Half-Marathon

Just a quick post to let everyone know what my goal is for the Skinny Raven Half Marathon tomorrow, which is part of the Big Wild Life Runs.

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Pretty much my only goal: set a new PR!

My current PR was set at the first half-marathon I ever ran in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Time ~ 1:36.03

I ran this half-marathon on a whim and signed up for it 6 days prior! I had some mileage under my belt, but I had not run more than 12 miles.

However, what helped was that the course was flat and the crowds were abundant and loud—just the way I like them! 🙂


Two years ago I ran the Skinny Raven Half-Marathon in 1:36.36. I was SO close to breaking my PR!

I am surprised I did that well considering, I:

  • had only been doing long runs of 10 miles, (I only knew this after looking it up in my training log book.)
  • I did not fuel during the race, and
  • I crashed at mile 12—probably because I went too fast, I did not fuel, and I didn’t have enough mileage under my belt.

So, I am feeling pretty confident this time around because I:

  • have a 14-miler and 15-miler under my belt,
  • my runs have been going well lately,
  • I really tapered this past week and have not run at all the past two days, and
  • I am going to take in fuel this time around during the race. 🙂

I am not worried about the weather. You really can’t ask for better racing weather this time of year—at least in terms of the temperature.

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There is a chance of rain, but it honestly it doesn’t worry me very much because it usually is so light—it rarely falls harder than just a sprinkle (think Pacific NW rain).

Other than that, I’ve got to finish laying my things laid out, and I am going to put my feet up and relax the rest of the evening!

I’ll be back with a recap as soon as I am able! 🙂


One response to “Goals for Skinny Raven Half-Marathon

  1. You going to wear your new running shirt? Good luck tomorrow! I definitely wish I was up to running the 5 k, cause it looks like it’s going to be a very busy race!

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