I'm ready. But a few things I'm not sure of:
Who do I run with? My run group has a 4:30 pace group and a 5:00 pace group. I don't know that I can keep up with a 4:30 group for the entire race, and I think 5:00 would be too slow for me. Should I suck it up and go with the 4:30's and drop back if they're too fast for me, or go it alone and time myself doing 11 minute miles, and if I feel good at the halfway point, picking up the pace? Or, maybe I'll find a 4:45 group from another running club and join them.
Do I wear a hat? It will keep me cool, but will it feel funny since I haven't run with one recently? Will I look good for pictures in a hat? :)
And how about the fuel belt? Do I run with my trusty two 10-ounce bottles of PowerBar Endurance Fruit Punch drink and two 10-ounce bottles of water, or will I run faster with eight fewer pounds around my waist? And then where do I put my Clif Shots and Gu? Maybe I'll safety pin them to my body.
I am leaning toward the following:
-Joining onto a 4:45 group and if there is none then going it alone.
-No hat. Headband and sunglasses, with pony tail.
-No fuel belt to weigh me down. Drink at all water/Gatorade stations. Safety pinning Clif Shots and Gu to my shorts.
Regardless of these little details, I've made it this far without any significant injuries. I am ready!!!