Tomorrow I will be taken out of my element as I head to Bluff Point in Connecticut for a 7.5 mile trail run. The race begins at 6pm which allows me to work a full eight hour day and have about an hour and a half to get something to eat and make sure my blood sugar is in range so that I can run to the best of my ability. This week I have been trying my best to train around 6pm and have had some interesting results. One day I'm in range the next I'm below my set range while training. Exactly what I expected but I feel that I have learned a lot in one short week so I feel confident moving forward.
As always the key to tomorrows race is blood sugar management throughout the day. If I'm on the blood sugar roller coaster, tomorrows race will be very difficult. If I stay in range then my mind will be focused and not worried about what could happen while racing. With a the proper mind set and a flat course I feel that I can run very very well tomorrow. As always I will be sure to have enough carbohydrates and fluids with me to run a great race.