I have a few concerns about this race. Well, mostly just one. The race starts at 7:30. I know.... I thought it was kind of a late start as well. The problem is the weather. The low for Sat morning is suppose to be in the 60's and the high..... a scorching (or it will feel scorching while racing) 86 degrees...... I know, right. HOT HOT HOT. I haven't been training for a specific time lately, just training and running for fun, but I still hope and think I can run the race in under 4 hrs. So if the race starts at 7:30 and it takes me 4 hrs to finish, then we are looking at 11:30 to be crossing the finish line. I am pretty sure we will be in the 80's by then, if not, then super close.
I guess the other thing that worries me is the fact that I have been fighting a cold all week and with the heat and just getting over a cold, I am worried about dying at the end. I guess I am just going to have to "PUT MY BIG GIRL PANTIES ON AND DEAL WITH IT" (thanks Kimmy K) It will help knowing that my Twin sister will be there waiting for me at the finish with my cute little girls.
I have to say.... I ran 5 miles hard yesterday on the Treadmill at the Y. It was super cold and windy here and I thought the treadmill was a better idea with having a cold. Anyways, I pushed hard and I felt really good. I hope this is a sign of good things for Saturday's race.