Holy cow - the race is one week away!!
I am not quite sure how I feel about that. My life has centered around preparing for this race for the past 5 months. It has been on my mind every day. I have been very dedicated and stuck to my training plan. I have one week left and it doesn't include very much running. I will be running for 30 minutes 4 days next week and that is it!
That is such a weird feeling. The reduction in mileage has taken a bit of my confidence away. It is a challenge to trust the process and believe that I will still be able to run that many miles, when, on the day of the race, it will be 2 weeks since I have run over 10 miles.
I have mixed emotions about the approaching day. I am ready for it to be here and run the race, or perhaps ready for it to be over. I am also nervous about what it will feel like to actually run that distance and how my body will react. I am anxious about what it will be like after the race when I no longer have this goal to focus on. I don't want to fall off this track of fitness either. I have 3 weeks of post-race recovery training to follow, but after that I am on my own.
It looks like the temperature on race day will be perfect, morning temperature in the high 40s. Last year I ran the 1/2 marathon and the weather was absolutely freezing. As long as it's not that cold I'll be happy. I will be wearing lucky number #6760 on race day. Can't wait to see what wave I'll be in. The first wave goes off at 5:35am and the last at 6:03am. The sooner I start, the sooner I finish.
I will spend this week getting my head ready for the race, do my best to stick to a regular schedule of eating and sleeping and most importantly decide what I am going to wear. Help me decide - Do you think I should wear a long sleeve or short sleeve shirt that day?