The final week of training was a blur. It was both bittersweet and exciting. Ryan was ready to be done training and also call himself a marathoner. I was anxiously anticipating Ryan’s first race remembering all of my own first time fears, excitements, and nerves.
Monday-3 miles (Both of us)
Nice and easy miles.
Thursday-2 miles (Ryan)
Tip of the Week-
Double, no triple check, your packing list and make sure you have everything you need. Thursday I laid everything out I planned to wear, eat, drink, etc.
I double checked it as I packed everything. Even though I packed everything I needed to be prepared on race day, this didn’t prevent me from forgetting to bring my watch to the actual race. More on that in my race report this week. Below is a list of my must haves for race day!
-Fuel (for me this involves choosing my GU flavors and planning at what miles I will eat each)
-Garmin or other GPS watch
-safety pins or clips for race belt to attach race bib
-iPod/iPhone for music and photos
-headband (Sweat Band or Bic bands)
-Nuun for pre and post-run hydration
-compression socks x2 (one pair for racing the other for post-race if necessary)
-hat (if cold or wet)
-warm layers if needed
-change of layers (especially if raining)
I also try to remind myself that if anything is forgotten a runner ultimately only needs clothes and shoes. Everything else on this list simply makes the miles easier or more comfortable.
What items are on your race day gear list?
Total Weekly Miles-29.2 miles (Ryan) and 35.4 miles (Sarah)
Happy Training !