On Monday, I logged my final run of the Couch-to-5K program.  I guess I’m a graduate!

Since I didn’t log my treadmill runs from last week, I was mildly chastened by the app: all the motivational messages had been replaced with “It’s been more than a week since your last workout. Stay with the program!” or something to that effect.  But once I finished the run — 3.32 miles at 9:02 per mile — the scolds reverted to their friendly cheerleading.

Now it’s time to prepare for the race! Unfortunately, the rest of the week hasn’t been what I intended for the lead-up to race day.  I was planning to do one more full 30-minute run on Wednesday, but starting on Tuesday two things got in the way: the weather (rainy) and my health (sniffling sneezing coughing aching stuffy head).  It looks like both will clear up by Saturday, but I’m feeling less prepared than I had hoped.

Oh well! My goals are still the same.  Some questions remain:

  • Run with music or not? I’m thinking not. This is my first event, I want my mind to be there in full. The only trouble is, it’ll be my first no-music run. Never a good idea to change things up on game day!
  • What to eat for breakfast, and when? Up to now all my runs have been early morning, before I eat. I’m planning on a bowl of oatmeal at 8:00, two hours before start time, but running after breakfast will be a different experience.
  • What to wear? I’ve been running in tank top and shorts, but the temperature took a major dive in the last two weeks.  I may have to cover up a little more.

I wasn’t nervous before I made that list.