Happy Race Day Eve!!!
Well it has finally come…race day eve. Tomorrow is the big day, that is now three and a half months in the making, The Redemption Run!!
Not going to lie, I’m pretty nervous but it’s that nervous feeling with a lot of excitement thrown in there. I’ve been busy over the last couple weeks so I’ve been able to keep myself from stressing too much but there were a few times this week where Mrs. Schlub and I were texting and I flat out let her know “I’m Stressing” LOL.
After my half day at work I will head over to the local running store to pick up a bunch of gel shots and some Clif bars. I always get the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut flavor and usually pound one down the morning before a race. As soon as I grab those I am heading over to packet pickup to grab my bib and swag bag. After that I hope to have lunch with my second grader and then relax for the rest of the day.
I was a bit worried yesterday, I decided to do a short shake out run on my lunch break Wednesday just to get my legs moving. I was feeling like my legs were well rested but almost to the point that they were dead. Immediately after the run I was happy that I decided to click off some miles, it took about a mile for my legs to warm up but then I was able to settle into a nice smooth stride. That really got my confidence up. Then came Thursday and my hamstrings were a bit sore, which is not what I wanted to be feeling. I have been extremely prone to cramping in my hamstrings over the last year or so. Now I think that had a lot to do with hydration which is much different coming into this race but it still had me worried. I woke up this morning and much of the soreness had subsided and I breathed a huge sigh of relief lol. I anticipate that tomorrow morning my legs will be ready to go and I’ll be able to knock this thing out.
I’ll start shooting some video and taking pics tonight as I prepare for the race and hopefully get a chance to post some on site shots tomorrow morning.
Have a great weekend!!!