Left work a little early today so that I could get over to Chapel Hill for packet pick up. I say packet, but it was really just my bib and the shirt, which you see in the picture. Round trip, to pick up these items was about 80 miles. Very inconvenient, considering I have to drive right back tomorrow morning for the race. I planned out where I will park, and have my directions all down pat. I am ready for the Tarheel Ten Miler. A well respected, well organized, and well attended event in the Triangle area.
The weather has been tumultuous to say the least today. Cool this morning, and darn right hot and humid when I left. 82 degrees, with storms looming about. I hit several areas of rain on the way home, as we are under a tornado watch until 9pm. What does that mean for race morning? A cooler, drier ass mass at least in the early hours. The day will warm up to near 80 tomorrow, so it may be a bit of a challenge in the later miles. I’ll do my best to tough it out, and wrap up my race before it gets too uncomfortable.
I am off for the weekend, which is really nice. I will get my gear and bag ready tonight, as I need to leave the house in the morning by 5:15am at the latest. I plan on enjoying the after party festivities, and then relaxing the rest of the weekend. Well, I have some chores, too. Boo. I am excited for the race, and will roll out my hamstrings tonight, trying to get them in prime condition.
Anyone else have a race this weekend? I planned on running the Blue Ridge Marathon this weekend, but my hamstrings just won’t be able to handle the mountain race. I figure this ten mile race will be a good tune up for next weekends All American Marathon. Best of luck to everyone racing!