I am super pumped! It's late on Saturday night and I'm so ready for the Run Through Redlands. I had a great last meal... uh, maybe that's not the right words... how about, my final pre-race fuel... yeah, better.
Anyway, I had me some good veggie pasta (I've made it a tradition to eat a veggie pasta before big runs, well, I guess I'm trying to make it a tradition since before Surf City I had a pasta with meat sauce, but since my 18-miler last November I'd done well to eat veggie pasta before big runs) and I got my Gu, my Gatorade, everything set. I'll be lucky if I sleep five hours on Saturday night though because of work but that's life. I tend to run better, though, when I don't get a lot of sleep. Go figure. And I did nap for about two hours on Saturday afternoon.
With that, I'm all ready and rarin' to go. I have faith that I'll get to the start line, and then with that I'll be on my way towards running glory. If that means a new PR of 2:05:09 or whatever, great. If that means I get my sub-two hour half, great. I just want to run my best race and whatever happens after that, happens.
I made up a playlist that will help me kick some ass in Redlands.
The nameless tracks are songs that my brother Danny passed along. This was a tough playlist to put together, and I included some heavy stuff. All I'm saying is that Kerrie T was lucky I didn't include any Rammstein in our recent playlist swap because her ears would still be ringing.
Well, next you hear from me will be after my race, which starts at about 7:30 a.m. PT. I'm so emotional right now, I just hope I keep this high going until tomorrow all the way through to the finish line.