Only 6 days left until the Rock N Roll San Antonio Marathon! I remember signing up for this when we had just moved to TX this last May. I remember because I felt all sheepish to ask the hubby if I could spend money to do something he thinks is crazy :-)
My worries: I still have this blasted head cold. I am going out to buy LOTS of vitamin C stuff today. I went to bed at 9pm last night in hopes to kick this thing in the fanny. I feel alright, no fever... but my head is just stuffed. Allergies maybe? I've never had allergies so I don't really know. However, my understanding is that allergies don't come with swollen tonsils and a sore throat. Correct me if I'm wrong. I vote it's a sinus infection and I'm just bitter. All those who have been following me since last time.. we all know I was recovering from walking pneumonia and my hubby caught it too (apparently walking pneumonia is contagious... says my doctor) and I was up the ENTIRE night before the marathon because he was so sick. Any advice for NOT getting sick before a marathon... anyone?
Other mental worry: this isn't so much a worry.. but more of fear of the unknown I guess? I trained for this marathon a little differently. My last marathon training I hit 28 miles in my long runs (yes.. I said 28). This time, I got up to 22. Am I a little nervous about that? Yes. However, I have hit a lot of race PRs this time around. I've run a few 5ks and a half marathon and in both- I will go ahead and say I rocked them.
The good: I am feeling confident that I will feel better this week. I am feeling like I can do this. My body is feeling good (other than my head...) Another good thing: I at least know half of my outfit. Marathon for The Cure sent me out a race tank that I will need to run in- so I at least know that. I have run in it twice now and I am feeling good about it. It is a little long on me but that's not a huge problem. I just have to figure out what bottoms to wear, whether or not to wear arm warmers, hat/no hat, fuel belt or not.... decisions decisions... oh and to clarify- bottoms aren't an optional thing like the rest of it :-)
This weeks plan: I have 16 miles on the docket this week. 5 today, 5 on Wed, 3 on both Fri and Sat and then the big ol' 26.2 on Sunday!! AH!!
-Drink 3-4L of h20 every day. I cannot stress enough about how important water is (even when you aren't running)
-Eating healthy. Cutting sugar out of my diet this week. Lots of fresh fruits and veggies and gotta have carbs. Although, I may be the only person I know who can't eat pasta the night before a race. It = bad race day. Lots of gas... haha. Speaking of eating the night before, there is an exciting bloggy dinner meet up that I am going to. I am excited to meet up with everyone!
-Get enough sleep
-Start getting my race bag ready early- I don't want to forget anything at home. 3 hours is a long drive.
-This one isn't about running.. but I need to figure out to do with our cat. We will only be gone from Friday night to late Sunday night... That's a little too long for her. She has a lot of separation issues. Anyone want a kitty to play with this weekend??
I know this is long, but one last thing. Who wants to guess my time?? Maybe I'll send you a pack of Gu if you get close :)
If you want to guess my time here are recent stats:
Half marathon: 1:52
22 mile LSD training run: 3:24