Well, the calf seems pretty much OK today. It's tender to touch deep in the calf muscle, but I massaged the hell out of it over the last few days. I did some hopping on the injured leg and some very very brief running (ie: from one side of the house to the other), and felt no ill effects.
Provided I wake up feeling the same or better tomorrow, it's a go.
The forecast is for mid 50s, but some rain possibility. Eh, the temperature is good at least. According to MapMyRun, it's a fairly flat course.
Race plan is as follows: Start out fairly easy, make sure the leg is kicking and holding out well. If so, ratchet it up to race pace (9 min/mi). The water stations are every 2 miles, and I'm looking to walk through them, taking a Gu at mile 4.
That's the plan. Worst case, there's an ambulance on the course.
1) Stay healthy. If things start going out of whack, I'll shut it down. That's my only real goal. This is merely a step on the way to my half in 6 weeks. (Wow, really? 6 weeks? Where does the time go?)
2) Next goal will be a 1:30 finish. Should be attainable, but you never know.
3) Next goal is 9 minute miles. This also should be attainable, but will be about the upper end of it.
That's it. I've never raced this distance, so I'm guaranteed a PR. Winning!
Good thing I checked the map.. The race is in a town of similarly named towns, all close together. I was destined to the wrong one before I looked tonight. lol. whoops.
That's all for now.. keep on rockin'...