My high school coach, Erik Belby was kind enough to let me stay with them so I was able to cancel my hotel room without getting charged and save on the hotel room. I ate dinner with the PV track team and then headed for bed. Coach Belby and I were able to catch up on overdue conversation and it was almost midnigt before I settled off to sleep. The 6:00 alarm went off and scared me awake. I had packed breakfast in the cooler...Wheaties Fuel mixed with yogurt and strawberries. I also had a bowl of oatmeal. Typically for a triathlon I like to be up 3 hours before the race to eat breakfast but I don't take these running races quite as seriously so I hoped 2 hours would be fine and I enjoyed the extra hour of sleep. I drove to the stadium and got my entry switched to the 1/2 marathon. I had forgotten my GPS watch but Coach Belby let me borrow his. I wanted to have an idea of what kind of pace I was running.