1. I'm in the obsessive weather checking and guessing stage now.
With my half marathon only 3 days away, I am obsessively checking the weather. It doesn't look too bad. A high of 4c (39f) and low of -3c (27f). In terms of temperature, I consider those almost perfect for a running race. My only concern is the potential for slippery spots. It's supposed to snow the day before, and if the temps then get slightly above freezing, it could melt, freeze again and get slippery. I don't have control over that though, so I'm just going to have to deal with what comes.
This has been a rough week. Spud has a cold, and in our house, that means he gets croup at night. That meant three brutal nights and not enough sleep. It also meant that I lost my run on Tuesday because he didn't go to school and I didn't want to do it right before spin class. Not happy about that, but I'm trying to remember that I've done the training already. Losing one run during taper is not going to make or break my race. Right?
3. Signing up
Does anyone else have to really pysch themselves up to sign up for your big races? I'm like that. If it's just a little race for me, no big deal. But a new distance, or one that I have big goals for? I get nervous just signing up. But... Now, it's official. I just finished the registration for the Calgary 70.3. On July 29, 2012, I will be completing my first half ironman. What have I done?