Tomorrow though things are a lot lighter. So much so that earlier this week I had a few different times in which I made plans for this weekend back in Juneau, forgetting completely that I'd be up here running this race. I think a big part of my laid back mindset right now is a response to Western States. I spent so much time focused on that race that I really think I needed to run this race low key like this. I'm sure I'll slip instantly into serious race mode at about 7:00:01 tomorrow morning, but right now, 9 hours before the race start, I'm about as relaxed as I've ever been about an upcoming race.
It's really nice to be like this. It almost feels like cheating.