Tomorrow is the Desert Classic Marathon/Half Marathon hosted by my club, the Arizona Road Racers.
I'm excited for the actual event, the process, the race enviroment...all of that.
But I'm NOT excited about the end result of running 13.1 miles. I really hope my IT band holds up. I have been babying it since RnRAZ so I'm hoping the rest + cross-training + easy runs makes the difference.
If it feels stiff tomorrow am, I will drop down to the 5k. I won't feel bad about it and I won't beat myself up over it.
I went for an easy 3 mile run yesterday. As I laced my shoes up I decided to make it a fun run. No watch, easy pace, beautiful weather, calm tunes, and my favorite 4-legged running buddy...
If anyone ever gets bored with running, bring your dog. Watching the excitement in her face brought a whole new meaning to WHY I ran yesterday. That was also Sadie's furthest run to date!
I have to remember what's on the horizon and prevent injury and burnout...Ragnar Del Sol and 26.2 baby.