The Final Countdown…

Earlier today, I got back to the running program after a fantastic wedding weekend, in preparation for my first ever 5K this Saturday.  During my four mile run this evening, all I could think about was the song, the “The Final Countdown.” Maybe I should add it to the Running Ray MyTunes list. Or maybe I should just leave it back in the 1980s.

Either way, the song is only fitting as I head down the final days before that first race. I felt pretty good, completing the run in just over 38 minutes.  I am really pleased with the pace, especially considering where I’ve come from over the past two months.  Although, I am not going to lie, I am nervous about the race. After all, what happens if I oversleep?

In all seriousness, as we come down the final days before the race, I’d welcome your thoughts on how to best prepare for a race. Should I squeeze in one more last run this week? More importantly, should I plan on eating an entire pizza on Friday night… or should I stick to my usual grilled cheese sandwiches?

Until later,



4 Comments Add yours

  1. Julie says:

    Do you have a smartphone? Have you seen the cheer function of the Nike+GPS app? I’ll cheer you on if you cheer me on. 🙂

    1. Ray says:

      I saw your FB post. I’m gonna check it out. And of course I’ll “cheer” for you!

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Rob says:

    The key this week – with the warmer weather, especially – is hydration. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water in the days before the race. Your 5K is in the morning, and the forecast doesn’t look too bad, so heat or humidity won’t be too much of a factor.

    Try to get in one more easy run before the race, and get a good warmup after checking in on Saturday morning. You’ll be fine.

    And yes, leave that Europe single in 1986, where it belongs.

    1. Ray says:

      Thanks, Rob. I’ll be sure NOT to include the song on iPod, lol.

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