-2 cups watermelon
-1/2 cup cherries
-smoothie: 1/2 canteloupe, 3 cups parsley
-1 cup granola with rice milk
-1 cup blueberries
-roasted vegetable sandwich (red peppers, eggplant, mushroom) on focacca bread
-1/2 cup mashed potatoes
-1 cup vegetable soup *Inspired by reading soniczip's log!
-35 min on the elliptical machine
-10 minutes yoga/stretching
I AM SO NERVOUS/EXCITED/ANXIOUS!
Sunday is the San Francisco Half Marathon!
I ran this same race last year as my first ever half marathon, and now I'm doing it again. It's a beautiful course, around the bay and over the Golden Gate Bridge. This is what all of my training has been building up for! I had originally wanted to beat 2 hours, but from the results of my last half marathon in Napa, I only finished that one in 2:12. This course has more hills, and I think it will be more difficult than Napa was. I still would love to push for 2 hours, but I will be thrilled if I can beat 2:12!
Race time: 5:45 am
Need to leave the house: 4:30am
Get up at: 3:30am
Saturday I'm going to focus on eating well, especially plenty of carbs and low on the fiber intake. Maybe do some yoga/stretching, and get plenty of fluids in me.
Three of my coworkers are running this race also, so I feel the pressure to beat them. One of them I know will run faster than me, but the other two I'm challenging myself to beat. And they're all guys, so I really would love to beat any of them! (Because don't guys run faster than girls, on average, because they have a lower percantage of body fat to muscle?) I'm going to push for it.
The weather at the start time will probably be 56 degrees, and by the time I'm finished, it will be about 65, according to weather.com. This should be perfect running weather...I'll start out a little bit cool wearing my shorts and tank, but then be comfortable once I get going. At least the wind is not too bad early in the morning, because running in the wind on the Golden Gate Bridge can be a big bummer!
I am going to give it my all.