Tomorrow, I will run my very first Midsummer Night's Run 30k race! I'm so excited as I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Theatre Theory and Criticism (and a minor in Film & TV Theory/Criticism), so this run is right up my ally. Plus, the Bard's Midsummer Night's Dream is one of the best of his cannon; a fun, sexually charged romp with fantasy, frolic and love (of course, as it is a comedy).
I had originally thought I would attempt a 5:40 pace per KM for this run, but have decided against that plan.
I want to have fun on this race.
The race starts at 5:30pm and the longest distance I've ever run at that time was 16k and I was very sick afterward.
I won't be able to nap or rest during the day on Saturday as my husband has to work (although my parents are coming to help with the kids!)
I want to run with DailyMile friends.
I want to run with a pacer.
And so, my goal for the MidSummer Night's 30k Run is:
That's a 6:00/km pace and should be easy for me! I'm planning on bringing 3 gels and a pack of chomps and eating a bagel with peanut butter around 3-3:30 to mimic what I'd normally do in a morning race. I will also run with water (belt or handheld TBD) and take advantage of the water stops. If I feel crappy, I'll go slower. If I feel amazing, I'll go faster. The plan is to stick with the pacer through 20k at the very least.
I can't wait to run this race for the first time! If you see me, please say "Hi!" I'll be starting with the 3-hour pacer.
Good luck to all and HAVE FUN!