Today was the last run – a nice’n’easy 6.5k – before the marathon Sunday. It felt slow even though it was likely quicker than it should have been.
Now comes the difficult task of carb loading to get maximum glycogen storage for the big run. Tomorrow night (about 36hrs before the race) I’ll have a large pasta dinner with chicken meatballs, salad and bread. Saturday will be steel cut oats with fruit for breakfast, a sub for lunch, and a smaller pasta dinner. Then Sunday morning about 2 hours out I’ll have a dry bagel, and a banana. An hour out I’ll have my Gatorade pre-race shake. I’m planning on 4 gels through the race with Gatorade at each station after 8k.
The shoe situation is still undecided. I’m going to have to bring both my Elite’s and Racer’s and figure it out when I get there.
Saturday I’ll be picking up my race pack and cheering on some friends in the 5k and 10k. I’ll be sure to post some pics.
Getting pumped now!
Find some activities to ease pre-race jitters. For some that means keeping busy, for others it means clearing the schedule. Do whatever works for you. I’ll be reading, working, and playing some COD with friends.
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