It's RACE DAY! It's HERE! It's FINALLY HERE!
I wanted to write a quick note of encouragement to anyone racing this weekend, whether you're running a 5k, 10k, half, or full marathon it's all the same and sometimes it's pretty scary!
Remember all the hard work that you've put into your training. Sure, you may have missed a few, but look at it overall for percentages. I bet you'd still come out with an A or A- (which is pretty impressive).
Remember those really difficult training runs, the ones where you wanted to quit. The ones where you were so cold/tired/cranky and just wanted it to be done, but you persevered through it. Think of those tough runs when the race gets difficult and don't quit on yourself. Stay positive and focused. You've already done the hard work, now it's time to have FUN.
Remember that no matter the outcome, your training was your time to shine and everything has its purpose in life. Maybe you won't finish in first or meet your A goal, but you're out there and you didn't quit.
You've got this.
Now, go out there and CRUSH your race!