Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Today's Last Long Run Check List

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!


Unknown said...

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!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

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.

Marathonman101108 said...

The Final Countdown! Then "Taper Madness" sets in. Don't you just LOVE being a marathon runner? Happy Thanksgiving.

Badgergirl said...

I like the list! Nice job on the run.

Suzy said...

Love your list and checks! You are almost there!!!

Anonymous said...

Good run - now to get ready for the marathon!
Meg M-T

Robert said...

Good run.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Great run!!! You are ready for that marathon. It will be a piece of pie, and I think pumpkin!

Mikey B said...

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!

Unknown said...

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! 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

Anonymous said...

I like that list, I think I could use it for myself! ;)
Andrea Saad

Teamarcia said...

Such a cute post! Tucson is almost here and it's gonna be great!