Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Gearing up for the Country Music 1/2

I kind of keep forgetting that I'm running in the Country Music 1/2 on Saturday.

Don't get me wrong - I am totally excited to be running it as a pacer. I think it's going to be a blast to encourage other people and help them to finish in their goal time.

I think it's just that I've run this race a handful of times, so it's kind of old news. Granted, that's why I'm running as a pacer. I wanted something that would make it new again.

I think the excitement will hit on Friday when I go to the race expo and attend the Meet the Pacer clinic. And then Saturday morning when I line up on West End with over 30,000 runners. If there's one thing I know for sure, it's that there is a pretty exciting atmosphere to the Nashville race. I always tell people to run it at least once for good reason. It's a really great experience!

I feel confident about leading a pace team. I'm looking forward to having a fun day, even if it pours down rain... something that they're saying might happen. (One never knows with the weather in April. It could be rainy. It could be cold. It could be blazing hot. It's actually part of the reason why I'll likely never run the full marathon again - it's too unpredictable to train for all that time and then not have a clue what the weather will do. It's kind of surprising to me they keep doing the race this time of year when it IS so unpredictable.)

Is anyone else running the Nashville race? I'd love to meet you if possible!


Tasha said...

I'm so excited about the Nashville race! I'm doing the run with my husband and another couple. I love Nashville and enjoy any chance to visit the city.

I'm crossing my fingers for good weather! It would be ROUGH to run in the rain! I'll try to find you on race morning to say hi!

Amy said...

Good Luck and HAVE FUN!!

Your pacing group couldn't ask for a better guide to lead them to their goals!

Jamie said...

Sometimes it's tough to get excited about races you've done before but I'm sure once you get to the expo that will change. Good luck this weekend!

Keri said...

Good luck! I wish I were running it, it is on my list. Unfortunately, my husband's busy season with work is in April, so I may never get to run it.

You will do a great job pacing!

Mauri said...

I'm doing my "no storm" dance as we speak! What pace group are you running? said...

your going to kill it Mel!!!

i'm SO SO SO SOSO excited to see you in 15 days i can hardly stand it!!! :) :)

best of luck and rock ittt!!!!