Friday, May 18, 2007
Final countdown to marathon day!!!
I'm anxious, nervous, optimistic, over-thinking, ready, excited and a million other things at the moment.
I suppose I am as ready as I am going to be for Sunday's marathon. I am excited to do my first ever Cleveland marathon in this town I call home! I am excited I will see so many familiar faces out there on the course. Oh bring it on already!!!
Hopefully will my body will agree come Sunday.
The A goal is a BQ time of 3:40 and anything below I will just consider icing on the cake. I don't want to consider a B or C goal.
I found out there is no 3:35 pace group. I have yet to settle if I want to roll out with 3:40 or 3:30 pace group. I flip flop on that one every other hour. I guess I will just see what way the wind blows at race time when I line up and just make my decision then!!!
I guess I will wear my headphones...another source of debate over the last couple weeks. If I have company I will just keep them turned off but if I should happen to be solo later in the race and I need some extra motivation, I will have them. And as I type this I keep thinking maybe I won't bother and just take it all in. So another one I will figure out later I suppose!!!
I will be heading to the expo tomorrow morning with ESpeed and MT, two of my long run buddies. This entire journey of working towards this marathon was made so much easier by having their company along as well as my other friend, BL (who will be rocking Bayshore next weekend!!). I have totally appreciated all the company and fun along the way!
My one and only favorite sis in the whole world is moving Saturday. Yeah the timing is not ideal, but I will be happy to have her closer! I am hoping I can help her a little but not do anything too exhausting so I can be fresh for Sunday.
So I guess this will be it until after the race.
Tracking is available here for the marathon and half marathon. Best of luck to all my other friends who will be out there running Sunday!!!