As per my training schedule (which I have only had to modify once, since November – wow!) this is what lies ahead for me, prior to March 18:
TUESDAY – rest
WEDNESDAY – 4 miles
THURSDAY – rest
FRIDAY – rest
SATURDAY – 15 to 20 minutes, easy
It is CRAZY for me to see that much rest, but I have to remember that my legs will be working it this Sunday, so I should respect the schedule! It has gotten me this far and for that I am immensely thankful. I definitely have learned a lot about the power of discipline and accountable this training cycle, as this time, it’s more than me – it’s the team, and really, bigger than that, it’s the entire world that has access to my blog / dailymile / twitter…
I have also made another race-related decision in the past day. I have decided to run with a pace group. I’ve looked at the pros and cons, and ultimately, for me, for this race, I think it’s a good thing to do, if only to ensure a smooth start to the race. After Princess’ mile split discrepancies and my affinity for weaving, I reasoned that being a part of that group that’s in my way will be better for my patience / agitation level.
Another decision I’ve made? I am NOT going to disclose my intended goal finish time. Not online, anyway. IRL friends, or even those that I’ve met through social media – please don’t be afraid to ask, I will let you know, but I just think it’ll be better on my nerves if I keep my A+ goal to myself. Of course, I will share my obvious goals for this event…
GOAL 1: Finish.
GOAL 2: Beat Richmond’s PR. (3:59:13)
GOAL 3: Have fun!!!
I am so so so excited – it is hard to concentrate on anything! Alas, I must chug along…a few more days!
How do YOU beat event anxiety?