Monday, May 2, 2011

RACE WEEK IS HERE! (which means a giveaway!)

Well, it is finally here!  Race Week!  

This Saturday I will be running in my 5th half marathon and newbie will be competing in his first.  It is going to be a great day!  I am excited and a big ball of nervous energy!  My fuller work schedule will hopefully kick in this week as well, if it would just STOP raining...  

So here is my Race Week plan:
Monday: Off, way too much to do today.  Have a 9000 flyer (in bundles of 30!) for a summer tennis program to get out by tomorrow.
Tuesday: Run 6 miles
Wednesday: Run 5 miles
Thursday: Run 4 miles
Friday: Off
Saturday: RACE DAY!
Sunday: Enjoy mothers day with my mom here in town!

Now... on to the giveaway!  I will be scouting the Indy Mini Marathon Expo for 2 great prizes to the winners of this week's giveaway!  (Probably a running extravaganaza of a prize: headbands, running aids, etc!)

1 prize will be given to the person who can guess MY race time!  (Closest time wins.)

1 prize will be given to the person who can guess NEWBIE's Race time! (Closest time wins.)

So here is how you enter:

Become a follower of my blog and comment on this post with your guesses!

Now, I have a lot of Facebook friends out there who read this blog and have not become a follower!  THIS IS THE TIME TO DO IT!  A PRIZE COULD BE YOURS!  (And I will throw in a bonus prize if you are a former or current tennis lesson, become a follower and win: a FREE 1/2 hour private!)

Now Some Things That May Help:
My 10 miler was just under 1 hour 25 minutes.  
Newbie's was just under 1 hour 45 minutes.
I have never gone over 2 hours in a half and am aiming for that elusive 1:50.
Newbie just wants to finish. 



  1. Have a blast at Indy! I did that one a few years fun!
    I'll go with hmmmm....let's say 1:49:47 for you.

  2. I follow! Best of luck to you both this weekend - can't wait to hear about it! You will do great!!!! :)
    For you? I will say 1:47:53
    For Newbie? I will say 2:13:33

    No idea if I am even close! ;) Math is not my strong subject......

  3. I'm a follower.
    Hmmmm....I want you to get your goal, so 1:48:23
    Newbie has got to get 2:10:23.

    Good luck! Have a blast and run fast!

  4. I think you'll run a 1:49.30! :) Newbie: 2:10! :) Good luck girlie!!

  5. Hannah and I came up with the following times:
    Becca 1:45.49
    Ray 2:01.34
    Aunt Amy 2:20.34
    You all rock just for signing up, training and competing!! Run like the wind!!

  6. Well I am hoping there is still time to guess so I am going to go with 1:55.11 for you
    and 2:15.14 for the newbie