Friday, April 13, 2012

Marathon Eve

Oh hi, I am running a marathon tomorrow.

I am actually not that excited yet. That's a good thing. I slept reasonably well last night. Enjoying the calm before the storm is nice. By tomorrow morning, I'm sure it will be a different story.

I used my 9 hours of travel time yesterday to think about my marathon plan (and my new job and lots of other things). A good race happens when, among many other things, you manage mental focus and energy correctly. Use too much energy before you toe the line and you've already failed. Plan carefully, put your focus in the right place, and good things happen.

The weather is looking mostly good. Not completely perfect but still pretty reasonable. Slightly breezy. Sunny. Temps starting off in the mid-50s and rising to the low- to mid-60s by the time I will finish. Definitely need sunscreen. Definitely need to be careful about dehydration and electrolytes and salt. Lessons learned from Chicago and Shamrock will come into play. The aid stations are about 2 miles apart. I will probably ask a friend to have extra water bottles ready for me at some point.

Bib (Odd-numbered again. Good thing?) and race T-shirt are in my hands. Time to track down my favorite chicken parm from my favorite little Italian restaurant in Rhode Island for dinnah. C'mer, chicken parm, get in ma belly. We've got a marathon to run in the morning.

OK, now I am excited.


  1. Just found your blog! Good luck tomorrow! Sounds like we are going for very similar goals!

    1. Thanks! I'll be wearing purple and black. Hope to see you out there, and good luck to you too!