It's been a hectic week with work and I feel like I could use a good 12 hour sleep. I have a half marathon this Sunday and although I want to run well I'm trying not to think about it too much.
I don't know if it's also your experience but the week prior to any race for me is the worst. I battle with real and imagined illnesses and generally come to the line in less than 100% condition. Can't tell you how many times I've manifested aches or pains or come down with colds the week prior to a race I'm really looking forward to.
I'm also checking the internet weather everyday looking for a dry and cool day. It has been forcasted to be Sunny all week and today three days before the half they changed the forcast to possible rain. I just have to shake my head and roll my eyes.
Anyway, I guess that is the game and we have to do our best. Still, there is just enough strange stuff happening too often before races, to get me thinking I might be sabotaging my efforts by getting sick and even changing the weather. Am I so powerful? Am I so vain and stupid? Or are there a variety of things at play here?