Running Tip #10. Set an ambitious goal and a secondary one. It’s hard to predict race day temperature which affects your game plan. Your ambitious goal could be to qualify for Boston, set a personal best or break 4 hours. Your secondary one should keep you motivated during the last 6 miles. It can be just to finish and feel awesome! Or a more achievable time goal. If conditions are rough or you have a bad day, focus on the achievable one - there will be many more races.