It could be my fast run yesterday. It could be lack of proper fueling before the run. It could be the five hours of sleep I got yesterday. It could be all of it. All I know is that it didn’t feel great. That’s okay. I have a day off tomorrow and I am planning on sleeping and doing some yoga.
I’m looking forward to the Leesburg 20K next weekend. It should give me a good idea of a reasonable goal to set for Chicago.
Friends and colleagues have been asking me if I have a goal for Chicago. I usually say I want break 4 hours. My dream though is to get in around 3:45. My PR is from 2012, and its 4:12:09, when I ran Steamtown. I have no idea if 3:45 is realistic. My heart tells me yes, it’s just a matter of whether I can let my mind say yes too.