A quick pop-in before tomorrow’s half marathon, namely since I’ve been blog-MIA since Monday.
I just arrived back from my Thanksgiving mini-vacation in sunny Southern California, and it was splendid. So much sun, so much food, and so much quality family time. And, unexpectedly, so much running.
Which leads me to the primary reason for this post: to admit how I’ve done nothing with any semblance to “tapering.”
I ran a shade under 11 miles on Thursday and 8.5 yesterday… meaning that I’m not exactly “rested.” I’ve also been choosing adult beverages over water and Nuun, and I’m convinced I’m still full from our Thanksgiving feast.
In that regard, I’ve done very little to prepare for this race at all.
Admittedly, the Seattle half-marathon was never really a goal race. In fact, I still don’t really know how I’m planning on executing this race. While it might not be a goal race, it’s also not a race that I’m going to do just for fun. I think my effort will be somewhere in the middle of relaxed and puke-inducing. We’ll see…I’d like to go for sub 1:45, but if it’s not my day, that’s fine too.
Other than that loose plan, I don’t really know what I’m going to wear, if my iPod/Garmin are charged, or what time we’re supposed to be at the start.
But I’m kind of liking this more relaxed approach. If anything, I’m excited to run hard tomorrow around my city with running friends.
So here goes nothing. Good luck to everyone running tomorrow!