Tomorrow morning at 7am I am getting on a plane and flying to Augusta Georgia. I’m excited to travel again. I have never been to the southern USA and I haven’t traveled to a race in over 2 years. It should be an exciting, fun time. The weather there is highs in the low 30’s with humidity that elevates the temp about 5*C. My biggest concern for race day is actually my health. I have been fighting off the flu for the past week and it has left me very short of energy. Not only that, but I haven’t been able to sleep that well and just am feeling off all the time. But, that has until Sunday to turn around and I’m telling myself that I’ll sweat out all the crud in my body once I’m in Georgia.
There is also a huge mental game that I have to play now to stay positive. Last night I tanked my final run workout. This can leave an athlete feeling depressed, but I’m trying to stay positive. My schedule has now changed to include more rest leading into Sunday and I’ll have to focus more on visualization and staying positive. Wish me luck.
Next time we talk, I’ll be in Georgia!