Wednesday, April 22, 2009

10 days to go

Wow, 10 days to go, I can't believe it. I am starting to get a little excited, but for some reason it still feels like it is far away. I am sure this will change next week.
Last week was my last 20 miler, and just this past Sunday Josh accompanied me on his bike for my very last long run (14 miles). I feel like a huge burden has been lifted off my shoulders. I really dreaded my long runs just because they are so...long! It was awesome to have Josh's company, someone to talk to and pass the time.
I am feeling pretty strong. With my hard workouts over, I feel free to relax and enjoy shorter, easier runs. I still have a couple speed workouts to get through, but nothing too bad. I got new running shoes, which feel really great. They are so white, I don't want to get them dirty! I am planning on running with the 4 hour pacer (I think his name is Jim). He essentially will set the pace for me, and whoever else is in the group, and be our coach through the whole race. Then I can just relax and run along, not having to check my watch every mile to see if I am on pace. This is cooler than I can explain! I have printed off all the important details of the race...feeling like I am about as prepared as I can be.
I guess, I will check in next week before the race. I still can't believe it!