Day started at 3:30 AM (nutso!) as I had to catch the bus to get to the 1/2 marathon in Queens. Today was important… it was my dry run for Philly. Had the food I’ll eat for Philly (bagel/gatorade) and wore the same gear right down to socks and boxers! All the training has paid off as I broke my previous 1/2 record by 10+ minutes! I finished in 1:38:26, which I was pleased with since I had a lot of things against me. Basketball Thursday night, as mentioned yesterday, left my legs raw – I was running on one good leg the whole time!! I also only got 3 hours of sleep, fasted the day before, and it was HOT and HILLY. I’m not making any excuses – I just know I can go faster!
I am a glass half-full guy, (which I think is the mindset I need to have for this race… more on that in another post). I don’t get a job? No problem, I’ll get the next one! A girl cancels on me? That’s ok! She must really have something more important to do! Run a “slow” race? I can run the next one quicker! 3:11 is DOABLE!!!