Just 3 sleeps till VCM and while the weather isn't looking great, I'm focusing only on what I can control. The weather will rarely be ideal and frankly, I'm tired of making excuses b/c of it. To use a way-overplayed phrase, it is what it is. Weather aside, I want this race to be about not making excuses. No "but this... " or "but that... " as an explanation as to why I didn't stick with my plan. Sure, things may happen that I don't want around me but as long as I recover and get back to my plan, I'll consider that a successful race.
I want to remain in control, I want to be the boss of both my body and my monkey mind.
Part of my prep for a race involves music, it comes to my aid both on a daily basis and pre-race. I'm a big music fan, of most varieties and while I don't listen to it while running races and only at times during training, I can recall music and lyrics most anytime I want. I can also usually remember the context in which I heard a song and this can be very motivating. Case in point, Intro by The XX. Hearing it in the context of this video has already come to my mind while executing a workout. It gives me chills both when in the accompaniment of the video and all on it's own. It stirs something deep inside me. Lyrics are like mantras. So when I'm feeling the need to mellow out I find something on the iPod that suits me or when I'm ready to pump it up, I've always got a go-to tune or two to get me rev'ed up. When I'm with other members of Team Pfeiffer pre-race we're all about listening to Girl Talk but lately it's a song by Fabolous and my interpretation of some of his lyrics.
Go hard, today
The past is the past, you know
Can't worry the past cause that ye-sterday
It's a new day bro
Ima put it on the line cause it's my time
My day, gotta do it now
Hey hey hey heey
I gotta stay on my grind cause it's my time (hey)
My time (hey), my time (hey)
Team Pfeiffer jammin' out prior to last year's San Francisco HM