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Shhh. It's "race" week

So many things happened last week. Falling. A solid 5-mile negative split run. A nice, relaxing long run. James River, Lynchburg Half

And I signed up for the Lynchburg Half Marathon.

The one that has a huge hill in it that I’ve cursed two years in a row. Not the flat friendly half that I revisited in last week’s “Lost Files” post. That version no longer exists, much to my displeasure.

Similar to every time I’ve ever done this race, this is not a “race.” At this point in my training, it’s more of a test.

My ultimate goal is to run this at a pace that would put me between 3:40-3:45 for the marathon. That’s 8:23-8:35 per mile.

Last year I pretty much did that. The year before was awful.

Third time is a charm, right? And with this being my fourth half marathon this year, all in varying conditions bringing completely different experiences, I enter this weekend with a “go with the flow” approach.

If I feel good, I’ll push it; if I don’t, I’ll back off. It’s one of those races I don’t want to dwell on for long, whether good or bad.

Previous Lynchburg Half Marathon recaps: 2011 2010 2007 2006