Wow it's Wednesday I should probably start changing my eating habits for the race...is that an open bag of oreos...oh well that's what taper is for right...I wonder what my pace has to be to run a sub 4:30...I should probably look that up...what am I am going to do with no music...when does packet pickup end on Sat...I should probably look that up....marathons are too far, that last bit is going to suck....look at me drinking water and taking vitamins....yes I would like to go to In-N-Out with you for lunch...hope my knee holds up...that massage was so painful...is it good to get a massage like that so close to race day....I probably should have looked that up....where should we stay Sat night....maybe Sonoma at Grandmas...I should probably call her....god I hope I run a sub 4:30....what should I wear...maybe I should check the weather...I bet we have to be on the shuttle really early...I should probably look that up.
You get the idea. For a type-A planner on most things, races seem to bring out the type-Z in me. Yet my best races have been the ones I don't
I have been foam rolling daily and hydrating like a pro. Today through race day is no booze and an attempt at healthy carbs and proteins. Lunch was a great start. The chocolate chip cookie it came with was not.
|Dino kale salad w/tofu from The Plant. My favorite $14 salad out there.|
This will be my third marathon overall. My last one was in 2010, in the pouring rain and I managed a 4:38 (35 min faster than my 1st marathon). I am a much better runner now so that 8 min doesn't seem like it should be that tough but in my pledge to respect the distance, I know I it will be. It's a marathon and they are hard but I am ready to run a smart race and enjoy the miles. As long as I can contain my speed for the first few miles and keep a consistent pace, I don't see any reason I shouldn't be able to accomplish my goal. I just have to remember to breathe and maybe check to see what time I should be on the shuttle. See you on the other side - with a glass of wine in hand.