Today is race day!! Montreal Resolution Run here I come! Woohoo!! So excited!
Yesterday I spent the day in the car driving home from an awesome family vacation in Connecticut. Holidays were fabulous but I over ate and over drank to the max and am now feeling slightly more sluggish than normal. Oh well, ’tis the season!!
However on the positive side, the running was awesome in CT. With no snow, super mild weather and running trails along the beach and through wooded areas, it was just pure heaven! So I did get in some good distance and speed training, which was great. And although I’m a little stiff from from the 8 hour car trip back, it’s nothing I can’t handle.
Overall, I am rested and ready to run
My last 5km PR was 30min 40sec back in September at the Montreal Rock n’ Roll race. I am wondering if I can maintain that time or even better beat it. I know I could beat it easily if conditions were the same. When I did the 10km in November I hit the halfway mark at 27 minutes. However I am unsure of how the winter weather will play into it. When I trained on the course over a week ago it did take much longer but hopefully those disasters were just a fluke. See the 5 reasons why for all the details!
So….the question remains, am I really ready to run uphill, in the dark and freezing cold?? Ummm….I’m honestly not sure but I will find out soon enough. If nothing else, this will be an experience to remember!
Time to eat well, hydrate, rest up, pack my bag and get mentally focused for this race.
Let the countdown to the run begin! 5.5 hours till race time!
Send some good running vibes my way please!