The Chilly Half Marathon is coming up this Sunday - it's my first race of the year and I can't wait!
I first ran the Chilly back in 2008. It was my second half marathon and I finished in 2:01 (12-min PR).
I signed up again in 2009, but missed too much training due to a shoulder separation. My sister and I volunteered in chip removal at the finish line instead!
Last year I was able to lace up again and finished in 1:47:41 (5-min PR).
I love this race for its flat and fast course with very few turns (primarily one long out-and-back along the lake) and the timing is great to gauge fitness early in the season.
Unfortunately Sunday is expected to be windy. 35 kph (22 mph) winds. Ugh. It's also supposed to be mild and wet on Saturday with a flash freeze over night. Double ugh. Hopefully the conditions will improve or it could be an ugly morning out there.
That being said, I'm ready for this race. Bring it on! I'm anxious to make some of my recent training success official with a recorded time.
Goal (if conditions are reasonable): PR - sub 1:44:48
I have my sights set on something around 1:42. Stay tuned.