The final 1.5 miles of training have been completed. With one final lap around the lake at Murphy Candler Park this morning, I’m as trained as I’ll be for this year’s AJC Peachtree Road Race. All that’s between me and the race is a weekend of work, rest and a solid weekend of sports on TV (Wimbledon finals, Tour de France start, NASCAR race at Daytona, Braves, etc.). No more running until 7:45 a.m. Monday morning. What about for you out there? What are the weekend plans (expo, anyone) and how are you feeling a little more than 48 hours from the start – less than 48 hours for those running the race overseas?
To get you ready, there is plenty of stuff online here at ajc.com and over at the track club’s website plus there is the expo Saturday and Sunday at AmericasMart in downtown. One thing about the expo: for those that believe they were placed in the wrong start wave, there will be a Race Solutions area with Peachtree staffers that may be able to help. Take your number and any certified race results/documentation.
Here are some of my favorite race-related things up on ajc.com (other than my blogs, of course) to get you ready:
- An interactive infographic on who is running
- Bill Thorn plans to keep his streak alive and run 42nd Peachtree. Yes, that’s all of them.
- Who would want to run six miles without shoes? These people.
And come back to ajc.com on Monday to check your time and see how you finished.
My final thoughts: Hope for a cool morning (the early forecast says there could be rain), have a great race and be sure to have fun. Talk to you after the run.