So tomorrow morning is my last long run before the Half Marathon in Disney.
I'm excited, but a little nervous. It has been fun getting myself prepared for this, but at the same time, I'm ready to do it! And not that I want it to be over with, but it's consuming my thoughts quite a bit. I just keep hearing from people that it's 10% physical and 90% mental. I think I've almost got the physical part down, and I'm really positive and sure of myself, so mentally I think I'm there.
Tomorrow's run should help seal the deal in my mind. I'm shooting for 11 miles. I'm going to have JJ meet me aroung my 6-7 mile mark with some watered down Gatorade and a Cliff Shot. Hopefully my stomach won't go wonky on me and I'll survive. If not, where I reach 8 miles is past my street, so I can run home if I need to, but I'm hoping to complete another loop and do the 11-ish miles.
My plan is to get to bed around 10, wake up at 6, eat the Larabar and then wait until a little before 7am to go on my run. This won't exactly simulate next weekend's run, but it's as close as I can do.
After reading through all of the literature, I have to be up at 3:30 am, then be on the bus by 4am to get over to the staging area around 4:30, then it's a 20 minute walk to my corral, which I have to be in by 5:30 and the race will start around 6am. So I'll have 2.5 hours of wakeful time before the race. Makes me a little nervous, but it's similar to the Thanksgiving 10k I do each year.
I know the electricity and excitement will keep me going next weekend, but it does worry me a little, I'm not going to lie!
Ok, I'm off to bed. I'm excited! (but scared...eek!)