This is a racing weekend, not only for me but for my colleagues FS and MO who participated in the NYRR Mini-10K this morning. No word on how they did, but I’m hoping they both had a good time. It was cool and dry this morning on LI and I hope that was true for NYC when the Mini-10K started. According to weather.com, at the start of tomorrow’s race temperatures should be in the low 70’s with a 40% chance of precipitation and 81% humidity. Not exactly ideal for a fast run but you can’t pick your weather. Clouds and light rain surely beats having the hot sun bearing down on you.
I’ve been feeling slightly guilty for not running on Friday because I took an extra rest day on Wednesday. There’s a lot happening with work so getting some additional rest was appreciated. Tapering is a valid method of preparing for a race and I need to keep that in mind. Tomorrow will be a busy day so I’ll be doing the race without Team Emerging Runner. It doesn’t matter, I just need to get there early so I can park close and stow my gear while I’m running. I’m really looking forward to the run. After a busy and demanding week of work and a tougher one to follow, I can briefly forget everything except for my goal of covering 8K as quickly as I can.