Last year was the first year that I ran the five mile course and did so in a time of 39:12 which got me a 43rd place finish out of 111 runners. This year life is a little calmer and I feel that I'm in better shape than I was at this time last year. As always the key will be to start out slow and really kick for the final 5k. I'm aiming for a time of under thirty-nine minutes which is totally possible, I just need to keep calm at the start. After getting some coaching these past couple months I feel that I have started to learn how to run. For the past year or so I was accepting my times and not pushing myself as hard as I could. That has changed and I expect to be totally exhausted at the end of the race tomorrow.
As a diabetic I could not be happier with how I feel when I go to run or ride my bike. Everything seems to be dialed in and that will truly help tomorrow. This is the beginning of a long season that will include a marathon in October and a jump in to the Duathlon world. It all starts tomorrow and I can't wait to put on my Team Novo Nordisk socks, Nuun jersey and race along the ocean!!