Thursday, April 2, 2009

The race hasn't started, but I can smell the barn!

Quick note.....longer one to come.

I will complete my last (scheduled) Project weight workout tomorrow. Although I think I will keep up with them after this week because I really love them.

Then Saturday I run the Bloomington Half-Marathon.

Sunday is a friggin' day off, and a travel day as I head to Ohio to start my next show. That will be the first day off from workouts that I have taken in ten days.

My hope is to run a strong race on Saturday, but not try to break any record. Under 100 minutes would be great. My honest goal has been to see myself through a pretty hard week of workouts, culmintaing in the race. Normally you rest for days before a race, but I always like to see how the project has helped my endurance and ability to recover quickly. So that is the test of this whole nine days.

I'll let you all know how it goes!

And I KNOW I won't sleep tomorrow night. I don't sleep well the night before a race. So I will sleep in tomorrow (sorry to all with kids....I am still able to sleep in sometimes) and then take naps whenever I feel I want to tomorrow. And then "rest" tomorrow night, leave the house at 5:45 and head to Bloomington........send me good thoughts!




Chris said...

You got it, Rob! You're gonna have a great run and I can't wait to hear how it goes.

You've done the hard part, so have fun running down "memory lane" tomorrow.

We are all with ya.


Kelly said...

Enjoy it all Rob! You deserve it!

Cole said...


I have been thinking about you all week as I too am facing a big run tomorrow.. the 15K training run for the mini. I too decided to get in all the work outs (weight training, Chris' 45 min Yoga session, interval running, etc.) I am taking only today off and then I'll up downtown bright and early for this 10 miler.

I'll be running with you in spirit. Can't wait to compare notes.