It seemed like a long way off when I signed up for the Saint Jude’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Nashville in October but I now see light at the end of the tunnel. My training is essentially over but I will attempt a 13+ mile run tomorrow morning. The plan was for that to happen today but other commitments prevented it. This will be my last 10+ mile run before the race in Nashville.
With my reduced running schedule now I’ve learned a four day break from running is too long for me. By delaying my long run to Sunday instead of Saturday will cut my break by a day but you’ll read more about that in my recap post that will come out in a few days.
I feel ready. It’s been 25 years since I ran my last half marathon but I feel much more prepared that I did at that first one. Granted, I’m not a quick as I used to be but I’m certainly better prepared.
If you’ve read some of my earlier posts about this race you know I’m running with my daughter and son-in-law. I got some bad news this week. My son-in-law fell from scaffolding at work this week and while he doesn’t have any broken bones he’s beat up a bit. I hear he is resting and healing up so he can still make the run in two weeks. I don’t know for sure since I live about a nine hour drive away. I hope he’s taking some anti-inflammatories and staying off his feet as much as possible. Ok, I guess some walking is OK if its not too painful but I’d hate to see him miss this race.
Got my race confirmation this week and I know my starting corral so that really means we’re getting close now. Time to just cruise to the start and not take any chances getting hurt this close to race day. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s long run and suspect after this my anxiousness will really kick in. Is it too early to start packing? 🙂