As some of you will know, I will be running my first ever half-marathon tomorrow. I am feeling pretty confident because I have got up to over 12 miles in my training. The run itself is 13.1 miles so if I can run 12, I am sure I can run the final 1.1 mile. I am just about to go for a short run in preparation for tomorrow.
For the last week I've been consciously adapting my diet, and really going overboard on the carbs. This is called carb loading, and apparently something lots of runners do during the week leading up to a running event. I've been starting each day with a bowl of porridge, and then eating heaps of pasta or rice for lunch. My father is cooking my favourite beef stew for tonight's meal, which we will eat with a mountain of mash potato. So I should be all set. The weather isn't looking too good, but I have no complaints as running in the rain is preferable to running in the heat. If we encounter one or two showers along the way then they will, no doubt, cool us down.
Wish me luck!