Picked up my race packet from the expo this morning.
After I'd stopped by the expo, I drove over near the capitol, up the hill to the Cathedral of St. Paul. Wanted to picture, again, that final stretch.
It's a spectacular sight -- and a fantastic way to hit that 26 mile mark.
Real-time updates can be found here: http://www.mtecresults.com/race/show/507. My goal is to finish somewhere between 4:20 and 4:30, or anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes faster than last year.
I'm excited and nervous but also feeling pretty calm and steady. Training has gone so well, and the weather forecast is absolutely perfect.
This week has been all about good nights of sleep, plenty of rest, hydration, and trusting that I've put in the hard work over the past twenty weeks.