I hinted at my race goals a little bit on Monday when I talked about my more relaxed approach to my training for this race.
The New Orleans half marathon is built around a mini-vacation to the city, where I plan to have lots of fun, eat lots of good food and experience all the city has to offer.
Because of that vacation mindset, I'm not setting a single time goal for this race.
Sure I'd love to not have it be a personal worst, but if it ends up that way, I'll be OK with it.
My goal for this race is to simply start strong and cross the finish line (hopefully still feeling strong).
I'm also hoping I'll be able to finish the race without any IT band problems. I have to say though, I'm very nervous that they might crop up. I can't exactly fit my foam roller in my carry-on, but I plan to pack the Stick so I can roll any tightness out before the race.
And with that I am off. My flight leaves this afternoon and I'll be spending the next few days enjoying the (slightly) warmer weather in the South. I won't leave you hanging while I'm gone though, in fact tomorrow I have a fun review and giveaway, so make sure to check back!