In one week, I’ll be up at 4:30AM, excited/anxious/nervous about the 13.1 miles ahead on the streets of San Francisco.
So not quite the marathon, but the half is challenging enough for me right now anyways !
They were hosting early bib pick-up at locations all over the bay this past weekend, and I managed to grab my bag on Saturday, which included some cool stuff like a trial size of dry shampoo, my pace wrsitband, and some food samples (trail mix, Luna bar, somersaults!!)
Training-wise, I haven’t put in the amount of LSD runs as I planned/wanted to. To be honest, I was feeling bored with my “training plan” and often didn’t meet my weekly mileage goals. On the plus side, my pace has significantly gotten better since wearing better (and newer shoes), as well as with the cool fall weather (my summer runs were killing me!!). I hope this doesn’t go against me, but the way I see it, if I can keep a 10:00-10:30/mi pace, I will be on track for a new PR…for sure taking place of my current 2:22:00.
Food-wise, I have been enjoying these awesome seasonal flavors of Clif bars:
They were on “sale” at Raley’s for a $1.00 each. Considering Raley’s, I guess that it counts as a sale .
I also ordered and munched away at Quest Bar’s new flavor—Double Chocolate Chunk!!!
Look at it…
…not the prettiest bar in the world, but when microwaved, it tasted like a super-warm, fudgy lava cake!
And they threw in a free bar as a bonus. How did they know I’m in love with their cookie dough flavor?
Thoughts-wise, I’m feeling somewhat pumped since I did watch Spirit of the Marathon last night. At the same time, I just want it to be over. I’m also bummed that I can’t make it to the expo this weekend (work and stupid Bay Area/SF toll are my primary reasons…), but in the end, it may be best since I should take it easy the day and night before the big race.
For this week, I would like to get a decent amount of mileage in (and possible a good, long 9 mile run), but I won’t beat myself up if it doesn’t work out. As long as I’m ready to go on race day, that’s what counts right?
Pre-race expos: yay or nay?
How strict are you with your race training?