Two weeks before make doubly sure to be hydrated properly and eat clean 100% -- journal every bite. Limit green leafy veggies day before!
Avoid any comments like "If my legs feel good". It should be "When my legs feel good"! Think positive! Negative thoughts or concerns often become reality.
I've trained as hard as I can. Believe I can achieve my goal and repeat it over and over again, so that the POSITIVE becomes my reality.
See BM for 2 or 3 stretching sessions before the Marathon
Check weather for race; pick appropriate apparel and ensure I have everything.
Leave work and drive course.
Pickup packet on Friday (chip is in packet)
Swim 6pm 8pm @ Williams
Get good night's sleep -- to bed by 10pm (latest)
Rest. Stay of feet as much as possible
30 minutes of viz (visualize race day!)
To bed by 8pm
Prep fuel belt and needs for Sunday (water and hammergel 4 10oz bottles)
RACE CHIP AND BIB!
Grilled Chicken, black beans, brown rice and salsa for dinner
Wake at 3am - take meds - get dressed
3:30 1/2 Cup Coffee
1/2 C. Coffee... then you know what.
Ezekiel English muffin with egg white
Drink bottle of water
Out the door by 4
Meet at America's by 5 for post race bag drop-off.
At Race Site:
Drink another bottle of water
Potty 30 mins before race start
Gel 15 minutes before race.
Remember to start conservative; finish strong. Run by effort... don't stress about pace
- Do my 4 - 1 intervals through mile 10.
- Increase to a 5 - 1 interval for mile 11,
- Increase to a 6 - 1 for mile 12 and run mile 13
Don't worry about the pace numbers unless it's grossly too fast early.
Don't stress on the climbs; I'll make up the time on the downhill.
Be conscious of form; keep body in alignment... especially towards end of race.
Drink at every water stop through mile 10, at least, even if I don't think I need it.
Take additional Hammergel, just in case.
Have fun. Appreciate what I can do now; what I couldn't even think aobut 3 years ago.
Finish. Cry. Puke, if necessary (Kidding!)
Chocolate Almond Milk!
Eat / Hydrate