Friday, October 17, 2008
Today is cold down pouring rain complete with thunder and lightening. I ran a soaking wet 3 miles on the track. 200/ 400/400 at goal pace. I drove part of the course last night- it looks hilly, maybe hillier than I thought. With today's weather my mind isn't in a good place... I'm sort of dreading a repeat of Denver. It's going to be freaking COLD in the morning- 34 degrees is the forecast- and if the weather men here are similar to the one's in Denver then their forecast for dry and partly sunny surely means wet and raining. I came out here with Ben and Jo stayed at home. There's a bit of added stress without my amazing, supportive wife. I was up from 3am this morning as Ben woke up restless from not being at home. I brought him to bed with me and he wiggled from 3am until about 6am which I can't sleep through like Jo can. Yesterday we were up at 4am to catch our flight so over the last 2 days I've gotten ~11 hours of sleep total and I'm sure tonight will be worse. All this just chops inches off of the legs of my confidence. Finding the mentality to ignore less than ideal conditions and simply run what should not be a difficult pace is not my strong point. I can feel the creeping doubts start to pry their way in to my head.. yuck.