I've never been to Rochester before, so this is going to be a great opportunity to run a race and see a city. I plan to drive down Saturday before the race, but also thinking about staying Friday night.
As for preparing, I did speed work this week! I wanted to reduce my miles after Gopher to Badger, but also wanted to make sure the miles I got were quality. So Sunday and Monday were 0 days. Then Tuesday an easy day. Wednesday I did 5 hilly miles followed by a 6:47 mile!! I took a 3 minute rest then ran a 7:49. Since this was out and back over a small hill I thought the times would be comparable, but the out mile must have more elevation drop because it is much faster then I expected.