Monday, 8 October 2007

6 days


The training is over. The planning should be kicking into high gear. It looks like the weather will cooperate. I am just sickened over what happened in Chicago yesterday. How do you run out of water at the beginning of the race? I am so relieved to hear that Jess is OK. What a mess.

I don't have a good hydration/nutrition plan for this race. I have a bottle that I was planning on carrying watered down Powerade in... and I could refill the water at the water stations. I don't think I will have gel with me.

In my first, last (and only) half-marathon in May, I had gel, and also took gatorade at the water stations. By the middle of the race, I had a stomach ache. I have since learned that one should not combine sports drinks AND gel.

I seem to have gotten over my psychosis about this race. I am really looking forward to it, and particularly looking forward to it being over! What an attitude.

7 comments:

J~mom said...

I am excited for your race! I think after it's over and you get to rest a few weeks you will be back with your next race picked out. :>)

I wanted to check and see how your son is doing. Is he settled in at home? My BIL just left after his R and R. :<(

ws said...

42 degrees??? Good thing I'm not there...I just bought gloves for MCM.

Hope the next 5 days are stress free.

Debbi said...

Looks like perfect running weather! I think the best strategy is to go faster, so they don't run out of fluids before you get there. Heh. If only I could figure out how to do that!

Wes said...

Yea, I heard the same thing about sports drink and gels. I have an iron stomach though. So I haven't had any issues. Having something to eat on the race could be a good thing. Maybe something a little more solid like a bar or soy joy....

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Looks like lovely running weather. PERFECT!!

I ran with accelerade and gel at my half-mary in Sept and will do the same in 12 days (yikes! coming up fast). I couldn't do it with gatorade and gel though. I think you need the right combo and/or whatever works for you!!

Best wishes. Looking forward to the race report.

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

I've never had a problem with using gels and sports drink together, but I train with them on my long runs so I'm used to it. You never want to do anything or eat anything in a race that you haven't done or used in training. (I'm sure you have heard that before.) It looks like the weather should be great for the race. Good luck!!

Marcy said...

Go Mary Go Mary It's your birthday! I'm super excited for you to run this thing! What do you mean your last? Your last ever or just your last this year?