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14/11/2011

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10/11/2011

Running (Out of Time)

In two days, I will be running my first-ever Half Marathon.

Yes, I’ve been training since August.  I’m feeling better (if not faster) than I have in years.  Everything’s ready to go on this.

Yet I’m still super nervous.  Excited, but nervous.  I’m getting worried about the unfamiliar course, my lack of knowledge of the area and where to park pre-race, and my mind is plagued with all kinds of “what-if” scenarios.

I know once I’m out there, feet pounding the pavement while I glide forward mile after mile, that I’ll be ok.  I’ve got some paces and plans that should let me finish the first 10 miles with enough left in the tank (hopefully) to race the last 5k pretty hard.  I just need to get through these last two days without pulling my hair out and I’ll be golden.

As Tom Petty said, the waiting really is the hardest part.

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