I am definitely in a good place physically and mentally but my mind does ask: well if you haven't run goal pace a lot how are you going to do that tomorrow?
In response to that I tell my mind: I have run faster than goal pace, at goal pace and a bit slower than goal pace for most of my training. I am very durable. I am very strong and uninjured. My mind is in the right place. I have done this several times before.
I am so looking forward to rectifying myself tomorrow. I have not had a really good race in about 3 years. That is a long time. In hind sight I did this to myself. I took myself out of "being a pure runner" and doing very well to being a complete newbie at triathlon. I SHOULD have taken me this long. This is how it's supposed to be. I just have to remember that
But tomorrow will be a sweet gift for myself. I am allowing myself to taste what it's like to do well in a pure road race. And, with patients, perseverance, more training, and a good coach I hope to have this taste again in triathlon.