So last night it worked, and this morning it worked again. I did have a scare. I got back from lunch and it didnt come back up. I tried a few more times and it came back up. For some reason, it doesnt like to awake from sleep mode, so I have turned all that off.
I am really starting to get excited about peachtree. This will be my 6th year I have run this race for 5 years now. As I have previously mentioned while this wasnt my first race ever, it was my first 10K and more importantly the race that inspired me to get off my butt and run.
I have had good years and bad. 2003, my first. It was a blast. I finished in 1:18:36. The second year (2004) was better, 1:10:31. In 2005, I really rocked it and went under an hour for a time of 58:30. 2006 was not a great year for me in the peachtree. After finally going under 55 minutes in a 10K and setting what is my current PR of 53:47, I ended up with shin splints and almost didnt do the race. I ended up walking alot. That was also the year they stupidly pulled up the timing mats before time group 1B started, thus not officially recording our time. That sucked since it was my first year as a Time group 1B start with chip and all. 2007 was another great peachtree. If I remember correctly, I think the weather was cool. I finished in 55:40
So whats in store for this year? I am really not sure. I feel really good right now. My knees are feeling much better compared to where I was on memorial day. The only unknown is the change in the course. Due to our local drought, the race finish has been changed, and now the last .5 miles is uphill instead of the normal downhill finish. So this means I need to leave just a little in the tank for that last uphill battle. I would like to try and negative split this race like I have been doing lately in my long run.So my goals for this race
A- New peachtree PR - Under 55:40 chip time (57:55 Clock Time)
B- New 10K PR - under 53:47 possibly doable since I ran a 53 min even in a training run pre knee injury
C- Sub 50 min - not likely, but might as well shoot for the stars.
EDIT:One more goal: Attack those hills
Also, I am debating whether or not to wear the fuel belt. Yes, its only 10K, but heck if I dont have to fight through the water stops, I will shave second off my time.
I also am trying a new race playlist on my ipod. I have been racing the same mix of songs awhile and figured Id change things up. I did keep a few key songs though
Great song to get started with
2-Justin Timberlake & Madonna- 4 Minutes
Good upbeat song
No explanation necessary
4-Linkin Park-Bleed it out
Good faster song
5-Meatloaf-Paradise by the Dashboard Lights
Theres just something bout this song that gets me moving. Also it kinda helps distract me as I start singing along
Good, hard, motivational song.
"I feel so alive for the very first time, and I think I an fly"
7-Guns n Roses-Live and let Die
I was surprised the first time I hear this song while on a dreadmill. You wouldnt think so, but the main parts are really fast.Makes up for the slow intro
Good motivational song for just past halfway
"Its a do or die situation, we will be invincible"
"What are we RUNNING for"
9-Bob Marley-Three Little Birds (Every thing Gonna Be Alright)
I can thank Tea for mentioning this song. Its a little slow, but so motivational
I could see myself singing this for the rest of the race
"dont worry about a thing, cause every little thing gonna be alright"
10-Varios Artists-Hit em High (From Space Jam)
Method Man, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes. this song has a great beat. Definitely will start the pickup towards the end of the rce
11-My Chemical Romance-Im not okay
This is one that returns to my playlist. It just works well. It has a really fast beat to it. I hope to be OK at this point
I hope to be finishing to this song. It ends right at 53:29. I heard this song in a spin class and Luv'd it. Its in Belgian and English and gets progressively faster. And heck, I find myself singing along even if I have no clue what half the words mean. Its great for doing sprint intervals on the bike.
One of my usual race songs. Threw it in just in case I get to it and need to push myself harder to the finish. I really hope not to get to this song, because it would mean no PR :(