1- The Weather. The weather network website becomes my first and last website of the day. I absolutely wilt in the heat and it is NOT my friend (see this post from 2006 for details- MAN that was a long time ago). So I constantly hope for cool weather. Will the weekend forecast change? Will it stay the same? Right now it is calling for a high of 22 C. Will it be humid? What time will it hit 22? Will it be sunny? Will it be cloudy? What's the low- will the low be low enough so that 22 doesn't feel hot? You get the idea- it gets a little crazy. While I know there is nothing I can actually do about the weather, it is something I think about a lot.
2- Water. I try to drink as much water race week as I can. I pretty much always have water with me and if I feel even a little parched, I race for the tap. (Which also means that I am peeing constantly...but that's not all that abnormal- I was just talking about that medical test this weekend actually)
|That's a lot of water (at last year's race weekend water station)|
4- GERMS! I'm not usually a germaphobe...but when race day approaches, I get a little creeped out by germs. I don't want your germs, I don't want to hear you cough or sneeze (even if it is allergy season), I don't want to hear about your sore throat, and if you have even a hint of a stomach bug- don't even email me...I'm pretty sure stuff like the norovirus can be transmitted through the internets.
Do you get obsessive about anything during race week?