Day two in San Diego started with breakfast and an early morning walk on the beach. It was so beautiful.
After breakfast, we boarded a bus to Balboa Park to check out the race course. We practiced our introduction run and heard advice about the course before going for a run. While on the course I saw Olympian and Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi. It is true, that the famous Hill on the Footlocker National course is extremely steep and will be a tough challenge for all the runners. We took several practice laps with our New Balance coaches so I feel well prepared for the race on Saturday.
After the practice session, we went back to the hotel for a great lunch. Afterwards, I went to the open house with the New Balance designers.They showed us some new footwear and apparel. Later, I had some free time which I spent chilling at the swimming pool and hot tub with my parents. The last event of the day was a pasta buffet dinner, followed by a game where we had to guess the which funny story matched the pro athlete. The west boys team was really funny, even though they lost!
I'm super excited about the race tomorrow, and I look forward to doing my best.