3 More Sleeps til Marathon!

I don’t know why WP hates me so much. I haven’t been able to log into my blog for over 2 weeks. Luckily, when I just went in to approve a comment I was able to get in. Whatever…

So, Saturday is the big day! I received the final instructions for race day from the RD (who, by the way, is quite hilarious!) which you can see HERE. Seriously, read it. It’s funny :)

My shoe choice is narrowed down to either the Brooks Launch 2 or the Brooks PureFlow 2 (yes, I pulled the last pair from retirement – they still feel good and are my absolute favorite shoes EVER).  I’m about 97% sure the PF2s are going to win.

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Still working on the outfit also. I have the sports bra narrowed down to 2 (VS or Champion – I’ll spare the details/pics ;)), the shorts down to 3 (Brooks, Nike, and Champion), shirt down to 2. But hey, I know which socks I’m wearing!

Best socks ever!
Best socks ever!

I’ll be wearing the Camelbak vest so I’m leaning towards the bright yellow tank – a girl’s gotta somewhat match right? I’m considering wearing an older Garmin (either the 305 or 210) because of the battery. The 15 is supposed to be 8 hours, but I don’t think so. It almost died at 4 on a long run.

I’m going to skip wearing a visor and do a bandana instead. That way I can wet it and put it back on if needed. It’s supposed to be a scorcher on Saturday – 90 degrees at 7am! The sunblock is already packed in the vest, as are a few Pocketfuel almond butter/gels, and the Gymboss timer (I’m going to use the :30/:30 run/walk intervals).

As for goals, I really just want to finish – upright and pain-free. I do kind of have a time goal in mind even though that’s probably stupid considering the weather, and the fact that it’s a partial trail run with a monster hill (Mount Cuckoo) that I’ll have to tackle either 2 or 4 times! But I’ll put it out there anyways. 4:59:59.

I’m sure there’s more I want to say, but my brain is in a fog right now! So, if I don’t check back in before the marathon, I’ll definitely post afterwards!

Any last minute tips or advice? Please feel free to share!!


12 thoughts on “3 More Sleeps til Marathon!

  1. I’m wearing a pair of Injinji toe socks for my race as well! The only socks that I’ve found that prevent blisters! Love them!

    I’m wearing my Adrenalins for the race. I think they still have 26 miles left in them. Just in case, though, I’ll bring my new pair of Ghosts and if I happen to see David somewhere along the course, perhaps I’ll switch out.

    I have 4 more sleeps until my first marathon and so I can honestly say that I know exactly how you’re feeling right now….but I think we’re both going to do great! We will definitely cross the finish line (upright!), of that I have no doubt. It’s been an incredible journey training with you and I can’t wait to hear how your race goes!

  2. Yeah, I had a time in mind for my half & that wasn’t as warm & look how THAT worked out. And warm as it was – 90 at 7am? That actually seems dangerous. :( I did keep wetting my visor, btw.

    Wishing you a pain free marathon finish!

    • Thanks Judy! Yeah, it’s going to be brutal out there. I just hope they don’t close the course at the half (which they said might happen if the temps are in the 90s). I’ll have my vest with plenty of water and fuel, so I’m ready!

      • I can’t imagine how painful that would be if they did after all that training – BUT – really, that hot could definitely be dangerous – even for the half! Stay safe!

      • Thanks! And yes, I’ve heard of a few races that got cut short because of heat. Especially after a couple people died from heat exhaustion at the Go! St. Louis a few years ago. But even if the course gets cut, you know me- I’ll go home and finish it there! Lol!

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