Thanks to you both for the encouragement.
Just to give you a little pre-game show analysis. I have been having some problems with my left IT band over the past several weeks.
In most of my training runs, I haven't had any problem at all. In my 15K race about a month ago, during mile 8, I noticed it for the first time. But after a few days rest, it wasn't a problem.
However, the problem reappeared during mile 4 of the Carmel half marathon. Not a huge amount of pain. Just enough pain to sort of get inside my head.
So, after the Carmel half marathon, I took it easy. Three days of light running last week, totaling seven miles. This week, no running at all.
And even though my left knee/IT band doesn't hurt at all while walking, I have been ice-ing my left knee and IT band. I've done some stretches too.
The difference between tomorrow's half marathon and the one I ran two weeks ago is huge. The one tomorrow will have about 30 to 35 times the number of participants. We're talking 35,000 runners.
I don't know how things will go tomorrow. But I have a feeling, regardless of my final finishing time, it will be a lot of fun.
Thanks again for the encouragement.
I'll post something over at Exercise and Fitness on how it all went down.