Pre-Race Saturday

It’s hard to get back in the swing of pre-race routines after almost a year away from racing. Nevertheless, the day before is here and things are going as they usually do the day before a race; nervous texts to teammates (LT taking the brunt of it today), nervous foam rolling, naps, packing and repacking…

I’m not nervous for the race for the normal reasons but because unlike a “normal” race, I don’t actually know what my abilities are right now. I’m relatively fit but I have no specificity and haven’t asked my foot to do anything resembling a race pace since surgery. I’ll probably be fine but some looming doubts are creeping in.

This is why I can't have nice things. Who goes outside like this?

This is why I can’t have nice things. Who goes outside like this?

The old shake-out run. Warmup, run a few accelerations at race effort, shut her down.

The old shake-out run. Warmup, run a few accelerations at race effort, shut her down.

Refuel with the best pancakes in the world, aka Willyum's Cooking Light Pancakes

Refuel with the best pancakes in the world, aka Willyum’s Cooking Light Pancakes

And now to lay on the couch and study for the rest of the day with a break to watch a slightly more important race, the Kentucky Derby!

One thought on “Pre-Race Saturday

  1. Laurel

    Good luck with your race tomorrow, Sarah! Have fun with it. 🙂 and congrats on your speedy recovery – you’re amazing.

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