At this time tomorrow the race will be over. Months of hard work and ass-busting will have either paid off or not. Simple as that. I am feeling good, confident, ready. I had some moments yesterday where I convinced myself that my goal was out of reach, that I couldn’t do it. I realize now that subconsciously I was sabotaging myself in order to have an excuse if I don’t meet my goal. No excuses, I can do this.
After a great 9 hours (!) of sleep last night, I woke up this morning feeling good and the negative thoughts are gone, pushed completely out of my head. I know I am ready. I have done the work and it is time for the payoff. I am doing the usual pre-race things. You know, hydrating, eating well, obsessively checking the weather. Looks like we may be dealing with some wind, but it is what it is. Other than that it will be a beautiful day for a race. Back tomorrow with results!