Today’s Workout: Rest day. Today marks the end of twelve weeks of training as well as the end of a two week taper which included 6 days off being sick, and a couple easy runs.
Five things about preparing for tomorrows goal half marathon!
- It’s about 18 hours until race start and the weather forecast is looking good.
Saturday – High: 54* Low: 48* Chance of rain: 80%
But, it looks like the rain is supposed to hold off until the afternoon. So I’m very hopeful!
- I still haven’t decided what I’m going to wear. I’m leaning towards a long sleeve shirt with a tank top underneath and shorts. I think the hardest part for me is that I’ve done every.single.long.run. in capris so I know I’m very comfortable in them, but I hate! being too warm when I run. I’ll probably end up laying out 3 outfits tonight and deciding early in the morning.
- I’m already looking forward to my post-race meal – Tacos and Mexi Fries.
We were trying to think of what to have for dinner late evening errands last weekend and I thought Taco Time sounded good, until I realized I wasn’t really hungry I was just thinking about tasty things, so we didn’t go. But I haven’t stopped thinking about Mexi Fries since then. Mmm.
- After I indulge in that calorie filled reward, I’m babysitting my two nieces tomorrow (a 4 year old and an almost 4 month old). The plan is to bake a cake and decorate for my dad’s birthday party (which is Sunday brunch). I’m fully realistic that I may be doing 95% of the baking and decorating tasks tomorrow evening after the girls are gone.
- Tomorrow I will run 13.1 miles. This will be my 3rd half marathon. I’m nervous but excited. The last couple weeks of my training weren’t exactly what I had planned (because of the head cold that kept me from running for a week). But, I’m confident in what my body is capable of.
It seems like a lot of bloggers don’t like sharing their goals. I used to keep mine secret too. I didn’t want to share because my goals felt personal; I didn’t want others to know if I didn’t meet or exceed what I was trying to accomplish. But I know that no matter what time I finish in tomorrow, I’m successful because of what I’ve accomplished in the last 12 weeks to get me here.
My goal time is 2:15:00. That’s nearly 10 minute faster than my current PR. Regardless of what my time is tomorrow, I’m proud of myself already.
Wish me luck.