Big D Training: T-Minus 12 Hours

The anticipation for this race is starting to get to me. I feel like I’ve been saying, “It’s almost here!” for weeks now. (Hm, probably because I have.) Well, now it really is almost here.

My Stats:

  • Total miles for the week: 9.5
  • Total minutes on my feet: 98
  • Longest run: 4.2 miles on Wednesday
  • Shortest run: 2.5 miles on Tuesday
  • Fastest pace: 10:02 on Tuesday
  • Geronimo’s total miles: 2.5
  • Total miles since I started training for Big D in January: 366.06

The last time my totals were so low was back in January before I started training. It felt really weird to run so little. I kept telling Heather, my running buddy, “That was so easy!” at the end our runs this week. I have the feeling 3 miles won’t feel so easy when they come after 20-something other miles.

Prep Work:

My clothes are set out, my bags are packed (I have a pre-race bag and a post-race bag), the timer is on my shoe. I will be eating pasta very soon, and some bread is waiting to turn into toast for my breakfast in the morning. My Garmin is charging, and my iPod playlist is ready to go. All that’s left is to take it easy, stretch it out, and get a good night’s sleep. I’m not sure if I will actually get a good night’s sleep (I’m so nervous!), but I slept well last night, so I should be okay.

The weather forecast is calling for rain. ( says there’s a 50% chance of thunderstorms from 8am – 11am. Boo!) I’m trying not to worry about it. (Weather is a fickle thing, right?)

I did get a bit of a surprise to boost my confidence. Thursday evening I came home to find a package waiting for me. Inside was a gift from Stephen:


The little box had pearl earring and the big box had sunglasses, both from Tiffany’s! Don’t mind if I do! I really wish Stephen was here right now, and I’d much rather have him than gifts, but the it doesn’t hurt to know that he’s thinking of me. I plan to channel some of his “Army Strong” strength during the race tomorrow. Hooah!

Have you raced in rain before? Any tips? (My mom and I walked a half in the rain in December, but I still feel really intimidated to race in bad weather.)

8 thoughts on “Big D Training: T-Minus 12 Hours

  1. Good Luck on your race tomorrow! With all your prep work I think you will do great!

  2. I’m so excited for you! I’ll pray the rain stays away and that you have the best race ever. Stephen did good….those glasses are very stylish. Also, I wear those same socks you have in your picture. I only have two pairs because it kills me to pay $13 for on pair of socks, but they are really comfy.

    I thought about you last night and kept thinking to myself that ‘army amy needs twitter so I can send her a good luck tweet.’

    Best of luck at the race! I can’t wait to read all about it. 🙂

  3. I LOVE those sunglasses! Seriously! I even just went to see if I could find them online🙂

    • Thanks! I don’t think I would have picked them out for myself, but I really like them on. Plus, they come in a cute blue case! Who can resist that?*

  4. Holy crap… the number of miles you’ve run since January! Gonna soon need a second pair of those fancypants new shoes already!

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