Here we go:
Pre-run breakfast of champions: oatmeal with cinammon and peanut butter, a banana, and a cup of tea - Check
Water bottle (filled with water) - Check
Xood - Check
Perpetuem - Check
Ibuprofen - Check
S!caps - Check
Sport Beans - Check
Cool pink (of course) running hat - Check
Garmin - Check
Pre-run headache - Check
33 degrees at start - Check
Over-dressed - Check
Run too fast at start - Check
Enjoy the fresh snow-capped mountains - Check
De-clog mind from stress - Quasi-check
Get more water at gas station at mile 6 and not lolly-gag - Check
Think too much about wanting this to be a good run - Check
Blast iPod to distract from wheeze - Check
Remember to actually consume Xood and Perpetuem, unlike last long run - Check
Turn around at mile 11, hit "lap" on watch, discover 11 mile run 30 second avg too fast - Check
Run last 11 miles into wind up a continuous gradual hill - Check
Backache - Check
Stomach cramp - Check
No glute pain - Fat Check
No calf pain - YES, 10 Checks
Pace slow to a crawl - Check
Paying for the first too fast 11 miles - Check
Frustrated - Check, Check, and Check
Back really achy - Check
More Ibuprofen - Check
More water at gas station, this time lolly-gag - Check
Legs want to go on strick - Check
Mind wants to join leg's union - Check
Mind screaming: DO NOT WALK - Check
Wishing e-friend Garbanzo's Monkey Sherpas were carrying my "stuff" - Check
Stay focused - 1/4 Check
Get into a "zone" - Un-check
Finished 22 miles - Check
Chocolate milk recovery drink - Check
Ice bath - Check
Concerns over Tucson Marathon - Check
Nap - Half Check - not long enough
Thinks Tucson will be okay - Not checked yet, but I'm working on it!
I didn't know you marathon was so close! You're almost tapering so no wonder you obsessed with the checks...and lists are very important for our "issue," right?!
Hope it goes well and then you can fill your little belly with good food! Happy Thanksgiving!
16 days & counting. That is exciting. I am running Rocket City on the 12th. Seems we have a lot in common. Over dress for a cool run, go out too fast for long run and slow to a crawl -(I'm really working on this one & actually I am doing a lot more fast finish long runs), I WAY over think all my runs, definitely the ice bath, if I get a nap it's about 15 min.
The Final Countdown! Then "Taper Madness" sets in. Don't you just LOVE being a marathon runner? Happy Thanksgiving.
I like the list! Nice job on the run.
Love your list and checks! You are almost there!!!
Good run - now to get ready for the marathon!
Great run!!! You are ready for that marathon. It will be a piece of cake...no pie, and I think pumpkin!
Impress fellow runners who can handle only half marathons... Check
Inspires same runners to consider a marathon... Check
Burn 3080 calories... Check
Great job, Jill!
Me again. You just killed me with your comments!! Hey, Dennis' advice was stellar, I beat my time...even though I kind of tweaked his advice and made it work for what I wanted to hear, STILL he sounds like a good guy!
#2...so funny to hear about racing without Garmin. My husband told me to take it off for my first Boston because even though I'm not OCD, REALLY, REALLY I'm not, I would have kept checking the pace and not enjoyed the race. BEST ADVICE EVER! Although, I haven't done it again until Thursday. xoxo
I like that list, I think I could use it for myself! ;)
Such a cute post! Tucson is almost here and it's gonna be great!
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