I just finished up a 3-mile run.
The first mile was great! Probably the fastest mile ever, at least for me! But I definitely felt a bit of a lag into my second and third mile ... maybe I should stay clear of coffee the next 48 hours.
Tomorrow, it's just a ten-minute run.
Sleep ... gotta get that sleep tonight and early tomorrow.
What else am I missing? Oh yeah! Running gear!
I gotta get those last minute supplies and to do that, I'm back at The Springfield Running Center. A while back, I stopped in to test some products.
I found what I really needed was something to keep the sweat out of my eyes.
Typically I have been running with a beanie on because it's cold ... I also found it keeps the sweat out of my face.
The crew at The Springfield Running Center said I should probably stay away from the beanie because it may be a bit warm this Saturday. The forecast for central Illinois is sunny, breezy (25 mph winds) and a high of 70. The Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon is going to gorgeous!
I also picked up some GU Chomps that have electrolytes and vitamins. "They have electrolytes!" I'll be able to chew on some of those midway through to give me mid-run energy boost.
They've got everything there, by the way. The Springfield Running Center has everything else you need from tights, to jackets, and even some defensive spray (for those creepers [and maybe vicious unleashed dogs]) that could get too close. If you think you need it on a long run, The Springfield Running Center has you covered!
Also, if I had TV, I'd be watching News Channel 20's Alicia Lewis Friday morning.
And yes, I'm nervous!
Read more about my half-marathon training here!