The marathon in question is the Rock 'n Roll Country Music Marathon in Nashville, TN. From what I've been told by my neighbor who ran it once, it's got a fair amount of hills. Awesome! Almost like my debut into the half marathon a while ago, the very hilly (and 23* cold) Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon. But I survived that, so I'll survive this.
Here are my goals for the race:
Overall goal is to finish (without looking like death's relative).
My "A" goal is 3:30 (8:00 pace)
B Goal is 3:45 (8:37 pace)
C Goal is 4:00 (9:00 pace)
I think B & C are achievable, "A" might be pushing it.
The stats / fun facts of the race:
26.2 miles (longest run prior to this race is 17 miles)
1015 Feet Gain (449 ft starting elevation, 648 ft max elevation)
That means a lot of up and down and back up again
There are 16 waterstations, two GU stops, and 26 bands, playing live music!
I start in corral # 9
I'm race number is 9147 (so my goal should be top 10,000 runners, right?)
My blood type is A+ (just in case!)
4131: Total amount of calories I expect to burn (I'll take in about 1000 calories during the run)
Well, it's been fun with numbers, but one more week!