Saturday is the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle half. I haven’t been running that much, though, so I’m not really sure what to expect.
My last “long run” was my three legs of the Rainier to Ruston relay, which equaled about 13 miles throughout the day. Before that, it was 9 miles on May 12! Um.
I’ve been working out a lot, but I’ve been concentrating more on strength and sprinting, and trying to get my diet under control. Most of my runs have been around 3 miles. But whatever, I guess. We’ll see what happens.
My goal is to finish uninjured. Originally, I wanted to get around a 1:50 (or at least be under my 2011 half PR of 1:52), but since I haven’t put in the endurance work, those time goals are unrealistic. True, I’ve been running my shorter runs faster, but how long can I hold the pace? I just don’t know.
Mostly, I’m concerned about what I’m going to wear. Should I go with the pink/orange/white argyle RunningSkirt, white compression socks and an orange tank with pink nails? Or that same combo with pink socks? Or, should I go with the argyle skirt, black compression socks and a black tank and black nails?
OR…my bluish-purple/white ruffle Lululemon skirt and last year’s white (with a blue design) Rock ‘N’ Roll shirt with purple nails?
OR, should I wear my gunmetal Team Sparkle skirt? I love me some Team Sparkle, but I feel like changing things up a bit—I’ve sparkled in my last 4 or 5 races (including the triathlon).
The downside of the argyle skirt AND the Lululemon skirt is that I will have to wear compression shorts under them and both already have built-in shorts (HOT). Well, the argyle skirt has “undies,” but it’s a little short on this long torso girl, so I need something under it. And the Lululemon skirt has boy shorts that NEVER stay put. It’s also a little short.
OR…I could wear my black pleated Lululemon skirt and a black tank. Would also need compression shorts under that one. Ugh! Decisions! I also have grass green socks and deep purple socks…
I’m also thinking about doing something rock ‘n’ rollish with my hair…maybe getting some of that spray-in color. Maybe I should do a Gwen Stefani looks and have red lips and white hair and wear a black and white outfit. Would anyone get it? What other rockers have specific “looks”?
Yeah, so not really thinking too much about the actual run.
I am thinking about the parking situation, though. It sucks. Last year, a few of us were really lucky because we spent the night at Chelsea’s and then like a total rock-star friend she shuttled us to the start, cheered us on, and met us at the finish with treats! This year, she’s out of town. Next year, she better be running the thing herself (but if she’s not, she’s not allowed to go out of town).
Downtown Seattle parking makes me shudder. I wake up in the night with nightmares because of it. Are you going? What are your parking plans?
I don’t think anyone’s mentioned a place to meet up the morning of the race. Why don’t we meet by a corral. I’m not sure how many corrals there are, but I think around 20-something. Why don’t we meet by Corral 7 since that’s sort of in the middle? Okay? Okay.
If you’d like to meet up before the race and maybe take a big group picture, like we did last year, meet at the front of Corral 7 at 6:40 a.m. That should give us at least 15 minutes to say Hi to everyone and then get back to our corrals before the 7 a.m. start, yes?
See you there!
This “would” have been my 5th half. I signed up last year with the intention of running… then 4 months ago I started having bouts of vertigo which basically has sidelined me this year. 🙁 BUT, I’m certainly heading to the Expo and picking up my shirt(s) and token pint glass (that I buy every year). I’ll be there Saturday in spirit.
Oh man. So sorry to hear this. I hope you can get something to help you. 🙁
I won’t miss the photo this year since it’s in my corral! Woo Hoo!
My parking plans are to . . . take a cab. We only have one car so if I drove my family couldn’t come cheer on the course and meet me at the finish.
Will see you on Saturday Kerrie!
You’re in corral 7, right? (I updated the post–had a different corral first.)
Oh your Lululemon skirt is absolutely adorable!!! But I also like the Gwen Stefani look, I’ve always been a big fan of hers! I would just have fun running or I would just go all out and see how long I could hold my fast pace but only if I felt awesomely rockstarish on race day ;). Parking does not sound appealing at all, wish I could help but I live way over on the east side of the state 🙁
I’m not a cool blogger by any means, heh, but it would be fun to meet you all… Maybe I will swing by? I think the lulu skirt is pretty adorable!
Fortunately I live within bussing distance so the parking situation isn’t a factor for me.. But I feel bad for everyone who has to endure it 🙁
I am absolutely in love with that blue skirt. I have one running skirt that I don’t wear often but I would totally wear that all the time!
You are going to do great in the half, just go in with the goal of getting to the finish line happy and healthy. Even if you haven’t been endurance training you are still in shape and that will help you get there. Just have fun and enjoy it!
Totally understand you!
I have the Chicago Women’s Half on Sunday, and haven’t done a long run since the Soldier Field 10 Miler on Memorial Day weekend.
I know I can finish, it just won’t be fast. My feet will likely be destroyed.
On a sunny note, never really considered my nail polish for race day! I am definitely working that into the schedule! Thanks for the ideas!
SO many outfit choices you have :). I think you should go with the argyle skirt and some rocker hair, that would be fun!
I’m planning on driving down Saturday and parking somewhere in lower Queen Anne but not a parking garage. My goal is go to get close to the Maxwell Hotel so I have minimal walking after the blogger event…hehe. Last year I got dropped off so I’m allowing myself TONS of extra time to find parking at get to the start.
See you at Corral 7 for a group pic and can’t wait to party after with you!
Oh Kerrie! I heart you! 🙂 BTW…You looked great!