The brick did what it should; made me plenty nervous about Redman. My only goal is to finish, but that infers finishing under 8 hours. I started thinking about how challenging Sunday was and wondered if I would even beat 8 hours. I know they don't close the course because the full is going on, but still, on principle I need to finish under 8.
I started thinking about the few workout sessions I missed; that if I added all of them up would I be in a different place right now? Would they have made a real difference?
So after a few emails between MCs (My Coaches) and I, I know I just have to relax and stop worrying about time. But how do you not worry about time? I mean if it was just a matter of going faster because I know I could make the cut-off, that's different. This is now questioning whether I'll make the cut-off. All this training, all the sacrifice my family made for me to do this. I would hate for it not to come to fruition.
I know I have to trust my training. I know I just need to relax.
After the last email I took a look at my Google Reader, and this headline just blared out at me:
"Forget about all the reasons why something may not work.
You only need to find one good reason why it will."
Because I've trained.
I am disabling comments because I'm not digging for "atta-girls", though they're always, always appreciated. It's just what's in my head right now and I went through this with the half marathon last year. I just need to be positive and practice everything I know to practice.