Saturday, February 11, 2006

The night before

Okay. Tonight is the night before Mercedes Marathon here in Birmingham, AL. As followers of my blog, you know that I am running the half marathon tomorrow morning. I am hoping to break 1:50 but we'll see. I have been sick all week and trying to recover. I felt decent Friday and pretty good today. I went down to the race expo and saw several people I know. It is always good to be around a bunch of runners . . . you draw a lot of energy for a crowd like that. Are you fortunate to know what I am talking about? I hope you're fortunate enough to be able to enjoy what I'm talking about.

I know the course since it is my home course. I've studied the elevation changes and know where I can make up time and where I will lose time. I've got my plan. Let's hope I can carry through with it. I think I've recovered from being sick. I skipped my Friday run just to make sure I didn't stress my body. I know it sounds stupid and paranoid but that's the way I'm wired.

I've enjoyed a nice pasta supper, a couple of glasses of vino to relax and I'm sitting here watching The Green Mile on network TV. I know the vino is not a good thing to do before the race but I've drank wo much water today that I've been going potty every 15 minutes. That's a pretty good sign that I am adequately hydrated.

Wish me luck and I'll post either the good news or the bad news tomorrow!

1 comment:

Cary Williams said...

Good luck...hope the weather cooperates