2/5/11

Prepping before the race

I picked up my race packet yesterday afternoon good thing because today ended up being a lot busier than I expected! Huntington beach is about 15-20 minutes away from my house depending on traffic.

The kids enjoyed checking on the ocean to make sure it is still there and of course all the free samples of power bars and energy drinks at the expo.

I love looking around at all the goodies but it is always a little too crowded and busy for me.

I like to get all my ducks in a row the night before the race. I think most people do this. Although I know some people that prefer getting up a little early and getting things together. I like to get as much sleep as possible. Plus I think clearer at night.

I usually don't sleep well because I'm always worried I'm going to sleep in and miss the race. I think this is also pretty common. Lucky for me this race I will be going with a group of friends which will make the early morning drive more pleasant I am sure.

I don't have any crazy routines that I follow before race day. I try to be extra cautious of my hydration and drinking things that deplete my hydration. I like to eat a little extra a couple days leading up to a race not really carb loading just extra calories.

I lay out my clothes the night before and all the things I plan on using. I check the pile seven hundred times. Here's what that looks like:
As soon as I finish up on the computer I will put my chip on my shoe. Then add my Garmin to the pile since I forgot about it earlier and just remembered as I was looking at this picture. See it's good to make a pile and take a picture! 

I will go to bed no later than 10:00 p.m. tonight. I had a little cat nap earlier in the day which was nice. I plan on waking up at 4:30 a.m. to get up and roll myself. Then tinker around the house nervously visiting the bathroom every two minutes. Okay not every two minutes but pretty close to that. My friends are picking me up at 5:30 and we will be on our way! The waves for the half-marathon start at 7:45 a.m. so I'm still debating on when I will eat my breakfast. Probably on the way to the race or walking to the start line.

Have a great night!!

3 comments:

Pink Overalls said...

Good luck!

Mommy Sarah said...

Sounds great! I hope you had a good race! Following you now, I love fitness and nutrition and look forward to looking through your blog more. Have a great day! :)

Simply Fit Mama said...

Pink overalls- Thank you!!
Mommy Sarah- The race was great, I'm glad you stumbled across my blog, and thank you for following!

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