March 17th: 8:30am wakeup. Felt amazing to sleep in on a Saturday. Bowl of cereal for breakfast. Cleaned up the house a bit. Laundromat to wash all my race day attire plus other items. Filled my car up with gas. Picked up some naproxen sodium (Aleve is the popular brand), a banana and a couple Balance bars (cookie dough and caramel nut blast). Home to finish cleaning the room and get ready for an easy run. Goupil ran in the AM before volunteering at the Green Island road race.
Out the door at 12:30pm. Just shy of 7 (46:17). Amazing weather out. Sunny, 60's and a light breeze. Cruised right through the run. 6:30s for most of it. Nice to run on my own. Back to shower, pack up the weekend bag and prepare some lunch. Salad at the apartment. Peanut and banana double decker sandwich for the van ride and Nature Valley bars.
Travel to Albany to meet at Josh's house. 3+ hour ride to New Bedford in a 15 passenger van. Felt like I was driving with my college coach. I was glad to set foot on solid ground at the hotel. Drove the course. Out to dinner with the team. Chicken Parm for dinner. Back to the hotel to chill. Green Lantern on HBO. Bed by 10:30pm. 1/2 marathon in the morning at 11am (Sunday).