Okay, take a deep breath and RELAX.

This has been a long time coming, and you are SO PREPARED FOR IT.  The miles have been run, and the strength and conditioning have been gained.  There’s nothing left to do now but run and smile all the way.

Packing list?  Check

Packet pick up?  Check

Nap/lay low during the day?  Check and check

Yummy dinner that has already been long-run tested?  Check

All you need to do now is relax, go to bed early, and get a good night’s sleep.

Tomorrow is the big day, but in reality, it’s just another long run.  You’ve done dozens of long runs.  What’s one more?  This time there will just be a lot more people around.  And that’s always fun!

Do a quick self check:  Nervous?  Nope.  Stressed?  Nope.  Excited as all get out?  You bet!


When things get tough tomorrow, remember that you’re ready.  You’ve trained for this and you’ve already done the hard part two times over.

Also remember, there’s food at the finish line.  🙂

You are so much stronger than you think.