The double taper must be a good thing for me. I know things happen for a reason and for me it was not until after my 20+ miler in Central Park after the NYC marathon was canceled that I really believed that I was totally capable of running a 3:15. That run gave me the confidence and let me relax a little. Don't get me wrong I was still nervous but not crazy nervous. Tyler, Nick, and I headed up to Seattle on Saturday. Needing sunglasses driving into Seattle in late November is a glorious thing. Our hotel ended up being really close to the start/finish line. Things we feeling really right! My tag line was, "this is going to be epic!"
|My teammates rock! |
They dropped off a recovery swag bag and made Tyler and I sweatshirts.
Cancel NYC...We go SEA
|The Expo was nothing like NY, but lets be honest at that point it was all business.|
|I took advantage of time waiting for my hubby to get up to Seattle and laid out all my stuff. Pre race ritual for me, it calms my nerves. Packing for NY made this one easy.|
|Race outfit. Seattle bib and NY bib :) Forecast was awesome. Sunny, low 40's|
|Got a pretty good nights sleep and was ready to roll :)|
|Tyler and I went for a little warmup in our lovely sweatshirts|
|Shedding our warm clothes. Seattle on the front|
|NY on the back|
|Standing at the start with the 3:15 pace group, Can you find me and Tyler?|