The hours of training are over.
The groundwork for a good run has been laid.
My first race of any sort is happening tomorrow and I’m as prepared as I am ever going to get. All this made me think a lot about what training really is. Training is hours and hours of hard work and sweat. It’s pushing yourself far harder for a longer period of time than any single event will ever be.
I trained for over seven years for one day in particular at karate, I trained like a mad man to get in shape, and for this race in particular I have put in over a dozen hours of just running on top of my usual time at the gym.
Over twelve hours of concentrated specific training, to run a race where I figure that if everything goes right the whole thing will be over in less than an hour.
I’m excited for the race and thrilled that I’ll have a couple friends there with me, Jodi my trainer, who apparently thinks I might outrun her (but I doubt it) and Laurie from karate. It will be great to do this type of event with people I know. I’ll have my phone with me going to and from the race but obviously not during it. Hopefully someone will be there to take pictures because that would be great. Results and hopefully pictures will follow!
Oh my shirt has been made as well. It is awesome!