It’s the day before the big race. A local exposition hall opens up to vendors and race event booths so all the runners can pick up their packets, shop for some new (or last minute) gear, and mingle with other runners. Early tomorrow morning all these expo-goers will be battling the course. Training miles have been logged. The race day prep is in full swing. The work is done. That’s why the expo is buzzing.
I’m excited to be a coach tomorrow. I’ve taken a small class of two women through an 8-week training program. They both had set-backs even in these eight weeks and yet both got the miles in to set themselves up to have successful day tomorrow. I’ve grown as a coach and I’m very proud of the athletes’ efforts.