Can my body handle that? After a forty mile bike ride yesterday where I beat myself up and really tested myself I have to say yes. As always blood sugar management and being hydrated will determine just how well I do. This race has been one that has always kicked my ass. The 6pm start, the heat, and humidity kill me. I have been in better shape then I will be on Friday which scares me a little, I don't want to embarrass myself. This race means a lot to Kate and I, the race is great but it is the post race meal with friends and family that means the most. For two years that post race meal has sucked, one year I ran like crap and was angry. Then last year I ran great but I had to leave dinner because I felt sick and couldn't eat.
This year will be different!! I'm stronger mentally and that will help. The past 291 days have been mental training like I have never seen before. I'm coming off a bike ride that saw my blood sugars stay in range and I'm happy. That sounds like the perfect recipe for a great race!! Now it is time for a training run and some kick ass music!!