I'm about to head out of town for my marathon training run!
My bags are packed. I have all the things I need.
I intended to write today about how I prepare for a marathon day, but I've been asked to write a post about beginning to run and got the idea that I might do a series of posts on the way I do things for others who might be new to running to read. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for that one.
I'm still undecided on if I'll wear short sleeves or long sleeves. I'm leaning toward the short sleeves and gloves since I can just take them off when I warm up in the morning. It'll be cold at the start, but it should warm up pretty quickly to a comfortable temp in the 50's.
It's going to be a good day. I know I'm just using it as a training run, but it's still a marathon. It's still going to be "race day" for lots of people. I love the race day atmosphere. I even love the packet pick-up.
I'm excited. And nervous. But mostly excited. The nervous always goes away as soon as the gun goes off.
I can hardly wait.
See you again on the other side! Good luck to anyone else running this weekend, whether it be training or a race!