Time For the Numbers

I admit I have been avoiding posting goal times. Somehow putting them in writing just makes this whole marathon thing real. But now, following the Ontario Curriculum’s four levels of achievement, here are my goals.

Level One: the descriptor used with this category is “with limited effectiveness”. I don’t think that applies to running a marathon unless of course you don’t finish it…or don’t even bother to show up. But for the sake of this list, my level one goal will be to simply finish the race without ending up in a medical tent.

Level Two: “some effectiveness”. For me, this will mean finishing between 4:31 and 4:44. Why 4:44? When I started this crazy journey I thought it would be nice if at 44 years old I could finish a marathon in under 4:44.

Level Three: “considerable effectiveness”. This would be a 4:20 to 4:30 finish for me. If everything falls into place I should be able to do this. It would also be dependant on how many porta potty stops I have to make. And I can tell you the bathroom thing stresses me out more than anything else.

Level Four: “high degree of effectiveness”. This would have to be a 4:15. That would put me at last year’s course average time. To be honest I don’t see it happening but it is fun to think about.

Only two sleeps left, in reality only one though since I’m not sure how much sleep I will get tomorrow night! Tomorrow – Race Expo 🙂

9 thoughts on “Time For the Numbers

    1. kristi Post author

      Thanks Eva!!! If it gets rough maybe I should just tell myself to suck it up, it’s not like I am doing something as crazy as an Ironman!!!

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  1. Karen

    You have put in the training. The hard part is done. Enjoy the run. You will do this, I do not have any doubt. I will look forward to hearing about it…

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    1. kristi Post author

      Thanks Karen. Woke up this morning with a cold :(Thats definitely not going to help but hopefully it won’t get worse. Expo was fun though!

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    1. kristi Post author

      Don’t worry it will just blend in with all the spelling mistakes I make!!! Thanks for the good wishes:)

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  2. Evan, Luke, Mum and Dad

    Hi Mum and Dad. Good luck on both your runs tomorrow. Don’t give up. We know you can both do it!!!!! Have an awesome run!!!!

    Hope the weather holds for you tomorrow and that you accomplish all your goals. All that training will pay off. Love & all the best tomorrow. Call as soon as you can

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