Tomorrow i will run in my first 5k of the year. I am EXTREMELY nervous about this race. I have preregistered and the hot weather has finally broken so it's actually going to be cool (65) in the morning rather than hot and humid (80). So i have no excuse not to run it. i have been running, so it's not the "i dont know if i can do this" nerves. it's more like the "i really want a pr, but what if i dont?" nerves.
On Tuesday me, Jeremy, and 4 others that are also running the race did a practice run. I remember that this course was fast. For some reason I also took it to mean that it was flat!! Um, no it is not. mile 1-2 is a steady incline. :( the good part is you do come down the hill for the last half of the race. On Tuesday i ran the course 5 minutes slower than my time on the course last year. it was hot and humid and i had to walk quite a bit on tuesday. this was also disheartening bc last year this was my first 5k race ever where i ran the whole race and didnt stop to walk at all. do the times i walked tuesday equate to 5 + minutes that I can take off tomorrow?? it will be cooler so that will help, but i just dont know..... i wish i could look ahead to 9am tomorrow and know how i did so i could stop worrying!