Friday, January 23, 2009

random thoughts on race eve...

Attention cyber-stalkers out there: My bib number is 5096. I have no idea if they have instant results and splits but here is the website for the race: http://www.carlsbadmarathon.com/Home_28.htm

I went to the expo yesterday. Since dear hubby is currently without a job, I am able to leave my little one with him while I wander aimlessly through the expo instead of grabbing my bib and chasing an almost-three-year-old through a crowd of people. There are some benefits to unemployment, right?

It was a nice relaxing way to spend and hour or so. I love going to booths of cool races and fantasize about doing them. I talked to the guy from Big Sur. He confirmed that it is, indeed, a very difficult course. BUT... it is exceptionally beautiful. He said to add 30-40 minutes on to my time to run it. No thank you. I don't think I could stay on my feet that long. They have a two mile hill in the middle of the course that nearly everyone WALKS. But it is nice to fantasize that someday I might be strong enough to run this race. I also talked to the woman at Elite about the San Diego Rock-n-Roll. I was tempted to sign up then and there to get a really cool t-shirt, but I didn't. The woman was trying to talk me into running both the San Diego AND the Seattle RNR. Seattle is three weeks after San Diego. THAT would be truly crazy. I am actually considering it! That is one thing about a race expo... it makes you believe you are a real runner who can do things like that.

Today, after taking my kids to a birthday party, I am going to try to relax. I need to stretch quite a bit today. I taught a Stroller Strides class yesterday and kicked my own butt. I did some killer power squats. If I am sore, I feel sorry for some of my clients. They may not be moving so well today. Oh well... isn't that what they are paying for? *evil grin* I am going to try to eat my big meal as early as possible and try to avoid my tummy issues that haunted me in both the marathon and the AFC half. Then I am going to bed early.

The weather report is fantastic for tomorrow! Here is what it says right now
Hi: 60°
Mostly cloudy in the morning...becoming
partly cloudy.
Slight chance of showers. Highs 56 to 61. Light winds. Chance
of measurable
precipitation 20 percent.
I would say that is perfect running weather! Now I just have to figure out what I am wearing. I was hoping to wear a running skirt, but I think I may be opting for capris. My only issue is that I have never run a long run in these capris. I am not sure I want to risk it. Hmmmm....

Sorry for the random, disjointed post. I started out just posting my bib number and then the rambling ensued.

Have a great weekend and happy running....

p.s. Good luck to my blogging buddies AKA Alice and Penny. I hope to see them at the race!

4 comments:

Southbay Girl said...

You will see me-I'm determined to meet you tomorrow!!! As for the capri's...if you haven't run a long distance in them-I personally wouldn't start on your race. I'm wearing a running skirt! What I usually do is buy really cheap sweats and sweatshirts or whatever that I ditch when I start running. I can't stand being hot when I run-long sleeves and "leggings per say" drive me nuts!!! But that's me!!

I'm glad you were able to enjoy the expo!!

tgorourke said...

Lisa, I'm sorry to hear what you predicted about Kenny's job came true. When I didn't hear you say anything about it for a while, I was hoping maybe you'd been wrong.

I agree with Penny - I would not wear the Capris, for two reasons. you've not done it before. With a high of 60, you'd also be dying of heat. I say run in what you always wear in the type of weather forecasted. I'd wear a throw away shirt if you're worried you'll be cold at the beginning. You're so fast, you're going to warm up quickly!

And thanks for the bib number, I will plan on cyber stalking both you and Penny if there's a way to do it online.

We did our 11 miles today too - pretty slow but it was with good conversation, so I didn't mind. It felt good - I am sending the good karma to both you and Penny now. Lots of positive vibes going over the air tomorrow morning....

:-)

Laura said...

Good luck tomorrow!!!

jillwillrun.com said...

1:52 - WOO WOO! Good job Lisa!

You're so right about the energy at the expo making you feel like you can accomplish anything!

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