Wheee! Another race weekend is in front of us. Tomorrow we will be running the Tour des Fleurs (TDF) benefiting the Dallas Arboretum. This race is either a 10k or 20k distance – pick your poison. We have run this race before and only as a 10k. If you look at our PR page you’ll notice this is our very FIRST time running a 20k race, so yah!! No matter what we’ll both PR this weekend. 🙂
If you checked out our marathon training schedule you’ll notice we put 20k race + 4 miles…well, we decided we are going to attempt a total of 16 miles tomorrow. Our plan is to run the 20k and keep in mind we have a little bit more than a 5k to do afterwards. So if you see two crazy girls grab their TDF hats at the finish line and keeping going that’s why! We’ll actually be out there with our friend Bitner (whom we’ve run with before) and I believe he plans on doing the same thing as he is also in marathon training for White Rock.
Here is what our course looks like:
We have run around White Rock Lake a handful of times so the only surprise for us will be the NOT around the lake part. We are confident we will do fine tomorrow. Maybe we still have a Disneyland Half high mixed with oh my gosh the weather is starting to be awesome again in Dallas high!
We share the same goals this week – do our best with the 20k and have our minds mentally prepared for the additional mileage we’ll put in after the race! Which will also mean that this is the first time we’ve EVER run more than 13.1 miles! We got this!