JENN: So: you ready for the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler on Sunday?
MOON: Actually, I think so. But so help me…. IF IT RAINS… >_<
JENN: Right now we’re looking good: high of about 70, no rain in the forecast. Mind you, it’s still a couple days out, but if that holds we’ll be in really good shape.
MOON: Yes. My worry, however, is the forecast up until race day. Rain every day. So… if rain slows down, it’ll delay itself into Sunday.
JENN:Hopefully it rains itself out!
MOON: You’re right, I should be positive. No rain! (Hopefully…)
JENN: Do you have any goals set? I mean, besides waving goodbye to me as you and Christian go shooting on ahead.
MOON: I have one goal. Beat my current 10-mile PR. And don’t worry about my speeding ahead. I’ve been slow these past two weeks. I’m actually planning on staying with you, girl!
JENN: Haha, you may regret those words. But! I do have a plan in place. I’m going to cruise for the first 5 miles, then try to slowly increase my speed incrementally over the remaining 5 miles. Basically: the ELUSIVE NEGATIVE SPLITS. Can I make them happen? WE SHALL SEE!
MOON: Oh man, that would be niiiiiice. I’ve been trying that, but I don’t think I’ve got enough practice in me to make it happen by Sunday.
JENN: I’m pretty good at Even Splits, at least on the treadmill… we’ll try together!
Do you want to share with the class the PR you’re trying to beat, or is it a secret? 😉
MOON: Haha, I guess I can… It’s not GREAT (I’ve never even kept 10 mile PR until this past week), but I want to finish in under 1:35.
JENN: Yowza. Well, you may power past me at the finish – I’m looking at more of an under-1:45 goal time – but either way it’ll be awesome!
Did you buy a medal?
MOON: I did not.
JENN: Me neither. I’m a little sad but I just couldn’t justify the added expense.
MOON: Yeah, same… I figured we would have our bibs as souvenirs.
JENN: Good news is, the experts say that peak cherry blossom blooming should be happening during the race. They’re saying April 11 – 14, so that oughta do us. If nothing else, it’ll be pretty!
MOON: Wow!! Every year that I go to the festival, it seems that the cherry blossoms didn’t feel like coming out. I’m sure it will be a beautiful run. 😀 Which is why we need to stay together! Who will I Steve Holt otherwise?
Will we see you at the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler?
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