So what's my goal for Surf City? Can I get close to four hours? Will I come in at 4:30 or below?
I've thought about this a long time, actually, and here's what I came up with a long time ago.
I. Don't. Care.
I don't care about time. I don't care how long it takes me to cross the finish line. I don't care how close I come to four hours.
Honestly, I think I'm going to finish between 4:30 and 5:00. That's what I've been training for and that's what I think I'll do.
My real goal is just one, and that's to finish. Marathon No. 2 and No. 3 and No. whatever may have some time elements attached, but for me to worry about time for this race will be ludicrous. Running (or slogging) across the finish line will be victory enough.