Unfortunately my cold kicked my butt most of the week and 90% of my time was spent sleeping and home-remedying. I did some yoga on Thursday and counted it as a check in my cross-training column
I even got in the spirit and wore my new race t from packet pickup
My cold finally started going in the right direction yesterday and I decided to take advantage and get in one last run before the big day. I wanted to make sure my legs remembered what it felt like to actually move.
|final run? guh?|
I did an easy three miles and felt pretty good. But one thing I did realize.... if you are the queen of snot-rocket fails on a good day, you will give that title a whole new meaning when you are sick. Let's just say I was really glad that I was running alone and in a place where no one could recognize me pulled over on the sidewalk with a 4 inch snot that didn't quite rocket like it should have. TMI? No such thing anymore.
|last 3 miles of training!|
I didn't realize that I still had my watch on bike mode so rather than tracking my pace it tracked my miles per hour. 4.9mph, what a speed demon.
This morning I was scheduled to volunteer at a triathlon/duathlon event which were the kick-off events to the Flower City Challenge (which will end with the half tomorrow!). I had to be on-location at the ungodly hour of 5:30am. Knowing myself and my tendency to oversleep, never be on time, and just generally suck in the early morning, I tried to set myself up for success this morning:
|wake up!!!! x4|
No matter how hard I try, I just can't wake up or be on time. I scrambled out the door at 5:20 and ate stale pretzel sticks for breakfast (I won't tell you how long they've been sitting in my car...) We got pretty sweet volunteer t-shirts though, and obviously I made time for a picture before I left:
|maybe this is why i'm always late??!|
I volunteered with one of the girls from running class so it was nice to know someone there. Her boyfriend was racing in the du, and a friend of mine was too so we stuck around to watch the race and be cheerleaders after our volunteer duty was up.
I've never seen a duathlon before and it was SO COOL! So many intense people and athletic ability!
Best part was being able to cheer on Becca and play race photog:
|hey girl hey!|
It was an awesome experience and really got me pumped up with excitement for tomorrow! I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous......I am kind of FREAKING OUT. In a nervously-excited way though. My family is coming up tonight and I can't wait for some fam carb loading later. See ya on RACE DAY!!!!