After months of training and anticipating...my half marathon is this Sunday the 10th.
I am both thrilled and terrified.
My biggest fear..being too slow. There is a 18:19 pace (4 hour limit).
Now, in good form, I am quicker than that, but when I'm tired and dragging, I struggle to even walk that fast.
I think the first 8 miles will be smooth, after that I cross into barely known territory. My longest training distance was 11 miles and I did manage a race-acceptable 17:13 pace with my run/walk combo.
Deep inside I know I can do this...but every so often I am afraid.
On the positive side, I did find the Power Bar energy Gel that I have been training with. My running store didn't carry them anymore, and I have been hunting for a couple of weeks. Finally found them at my local bike shop and bought a 24 pack...lol
My clothing is set. Everything is comfy and has endured long miles with me.
The race starts a mile from my apartment so its a nice warm-up walk to my corral. The weather is supposed to be between 64 and 77, a little warm for most, but quite nice for this Florida girl.
Please, please, please wish me stamina, wish me strong, light legs that endure, wish me a nice cooperative tummy, and most of all, wish me a Rocking Good Time.