In one week I’ll be heading home, to then drive to Duluth, to then run Grandma’s Half marathon (actually named after Garry Bjorklund), then drive back to Aitkin for a baby shower. Its going to be a long weekend. But its also going to be a good weekend, no matter how the race goes.
The race will be slow, it will probably be painful. I’m not pleased with my training efforts, but it is what it is. After reviewing my 2012 and 2014 recaps, I’m fairly certain that I can finish. Weather depending. When I completed 26.2 in 2013 I was rained on few times. Cold weather is where I am best. If the weather is similar to last year, hot hot hot, I may not finish.
Pre-Race Dinner: I have no idea. It partly depends on crowds and what I’m in the mood for.
Pre-Race Breakfast: Coffee and a Bagel. Every single time.
Post-Race Meal: Depends. I have a friend running the marathon, and I usually see people I know in the crowd. But I also want to get back to Aitkin at a reasonable time on Saturday night.
Do you plan races down to the minute?
Or go with the flow?