Tomorrow I am running Around the Bay 30k... so many things going through my head as the race draws closer. ( I love racing, but I still get the heeby-jeebys beforehand...)
This is my first distance race of the year (ohhhh boy)
Such an odd distance... 18.6 miles? (my OCD does NOT like this)
This will be a great training run for the marathon in May (quality semi-fast long run?)
I would like to run 7:40-7:45 (my marathon pace from last fall) (Should be doable)
I should be able to run 7:15-7:30 pace (if I was training specifically for this race)
I have only done a few longer runs so far this year, do I have enough endurance right now? (self-doubt)
If I bonk, I need to remember it's a training run and not the end of the world (this is hard for me)
The last few miles are downhill, and finish indoors (stadium), and my man will be waiting on crutches for me:) (happy thoughts, happy thoughts)
This is going to be a fun weekend, going with the H2B, his twin brother, and their friend.
(Time with the boys! No drama!)
What if my sister goes into labor this weekend? ( I told her to hold that little man in!)
Aw crap, I am running a 15k race 6 days after a 30k race.... (what ever happened to a nice round number race?)
What do I want to do for fuel for this race? (shot blocks? Power bar gel bursts?Beer? Reeces?)
No matter what it's a PR because I have never raced this distance before...(Sweet! Auto-PR)
|No matter what I pick, you'll be able to see me|
We are heading out this afternoon and staying with a friend in Buffalo (who is also running the race in the morning). Will be a nice night of dinner and relaxing. We have to be up early to get on the road, also have to leave extra time to cross the border. I'm sure I will have dreams tonight about missing the race due to being detained at the border, at least I know they're coming.
|Pre race snacks!|
|most important things attached right to my bag!!!|
Are you racing this weekend?
Have you ever run a 30k? What are your thoughts on these 'odd distance' races?