Then adding some extra mileage on to it to get 2:40:00 for the run. Plus an additional 40:00 run the night before. It's getting serious over here. :P
Soooo only the first 100 1/2 marathon finishers get a medal. I'm afraid this will be a distraction to sticking to my Zone 2 paces, but the race is small, so there is some hope I can still make it out with some extra bling for my buck.
The tough thing will be this elevation:
Miles 8-12 are going to kill me, even in my zone 2. Or zone 1. Even walking. HA
I live at 1200 elevation.
Hopefully the weather is cooler up there though. It's a balmy 104 degrees here right now. (Happy 2nd day of fall!!?)
Mostly, I hope my IT band cooperates. I felt it a little after track on Tuesday, where we actually did hill repeats, but Monday and yesterday I didn't feel anything on my runs. I'm working on it and I am still optimistic.
Goal A: 2:20 (about where I should be if I stick to my plan)
Goal B: Finish without trouble.