Ok, so another day of reckoning is upon me. The Surf City Marathon is taking place tomorrow and I can honestly say that I have NO idea what to expect. My last 'long run' took place 2 weeks ago as pacer in the Houston Marathon and runs between then and now have been less-than-stellar due to various reasons.
No excuses though. Tomorrow has the potential to be anywhere from a 3:35 day (absolute best case scenario), to a 4:15 day (absolute worst case scenario). I'll be fine with either. The most important thing to be is that my girl gets her BQ time (3:40:59 or better), so I'll be doing my best to keep pace and encourage her along in the '3:40' group. If I cramp, I cramp and I'll just wave her along while I take my sweet time, taking pictures along the way.
This race is very special to me. Exactly 2 years ago, I ran the half-marathon (then called Pacific Shoreline) which was my very first race ever, and the event that got me hooked on distance running. Also, it's the race that'll help me complete the California Dreamin' Race Series and give me a low level entry into the famed Marathon Maniacs circle (3 marathons in 90 days). In spite of less than optimal conditions (high temps supposed to be in the mid-70's), I'm hoping it'll turn out to be a great day on several fronts.
Tonight, I'm just looking forward to hanging out with my Runner's World peeps and fellow blogger Danica (running the half).
Wish us luck...and goooooo Cardinals!