Monday, April 8, 2013

The Countdown is ON!

I can't believe we are already just over one week into April.  Even crazier is the fact that I will be on my way to Boston THIS FRIDAY.  *GULP*.   In fact, one week from now, I will be in my corral,  doing my best not to freak out.

What I want to know is where did the time go?  It only seems like yesterday that I laced up my Mizunos and did my first track workout of this training cycle.  Geez.  Right now, I feel as ready as I'll ever be.  I had a massage yesterday and I think it helped sort out my leg issues but it's still too early to tell.  There is still some soreness and a bit of pinching but it's definitely better.  The true test will be when I go for a run on Wednesday. 

Like the weather nerd that I am, I've been watching the forecast in Boston since last week.  When I first looked this was the race day forecast:
Great for spectating, not so great for racing.  In fact, it's dangerously close to the same temperature as the last time I did Boston after training through a winter much like this one.  With no time to acclimatize to the warmer temps, I had a less than stellar day.   Of course I checked again this morning and it's looking much better.
That is almost idea racing conditions right there my friends.  I'm crossing my fingers that it stays dry.  But, I will pack for all types of weather because that's just what I do.  Always be prepared right?

Those of you that follow me on Instagram have seen the virtual countdown that Ty at has been hosting with 3 other bloggers:  Alison at Racing Tales, Lora at LVRunsNYC and Annabelle at Fluency's Folly (go and check them out!).  That's been a super fun challenge and a great peek into how everyone else has been preparing for the big day.  I'm looking forward to potentially meeting up with some of these folks in real life at the race.  Oh the wonders of the interwebz!  You can bet that my Instagram feed is going to explode once we hit the road on Friday so watch out!

Are you a big weather watcher leading up to a race?


Beka said...

I absolutely hawk eye the weather for a week before an A-race. My fear would be lots of rain or heat! This weekend I have a half coming up, but it's not a race I plan to PR so I'm not AS concerned :)
It definitely looks like you guys will have great weather for Boston!

From Ice Cream to Marathon said...

That's so exciting that you're running Boston! That's my dream one of these days.
I totally watch the weather leading up to a race. I'm running my first marathon in a week and a half, and have to check the weather every single day!
(I found you from Yo Momma!)

Phaedra Kennedy said...

I'm SO glad to know I'm not the only weather watcher!! I'm like you, I check it every day, ha ha. I love that you found me from Yo Momma! I can't remember where I found you...maybe Instagram...but I do know I've perused your blog a few times. Best of luck with your first 26.2!! Enjoy the journey!

Phaedra Kennedy said...

Fingers crossed Beka, fingers crossed! LOVE your new wheels btw. SAWEEETTTT!