Every now and then my loving (no sarcasm there, lol!) husband wants to go and run with me. Usually his max is 3mi, so that is what I expected to do with him the other night. I told him I really wanted to do to a practice run on the course for the 5k this weekend, so we went into town. We did the first mile of the course then he said "Let's go this way" and I let him lead the way! My good ole Garmin dinged for 2mi and I thought he would be heading back the way we came but he just kept on going. We was approaching a big hill that I really don't like and usually walk up, I told him that and his reply was "Well not tonight, you are gonna run it, maybe slow, but we aren't walking!" Once we got up the hill again I thought for sure he would be ready to head back and he just kept on going and going and going! I never said anything I just decided I would just keep on following! Finally he stopped at the end of our local shopping center and asked how far we had gone 3.05mi but then we still had to go back! I told him to go back a little different way which cut out a mile so we ended up with 5.25mi overall at 9:35 pace! Not to shabby when I was only mentally prepared for 3mi! I wish I would have thought to take a pic of us~ Bad Blogger!
Tomorrow I am running another "Serres" race, one that I have never placed in and I REALLY, REALLY want to! I have stalked or well looked up the results from last year, if I can run it in the same time I did last year I should get 2nd in my age group! Today I don't feel like I can BUT tomorrow is a whole new day so we shall see....
Does your mate run with you?
Any "mental" tips for night before a race you really want to do good in?