Here’s how unprepared Rebekah and I are for our half this weekend.
Consume a ridiculous amount of greasy food that you NEVER eat a few nights before the race.
Fried pickles, cheese dip, black bean burger and fries. It’ll probably bite me in the butt later.
Sign up for a race months and months in advance but overlook the fact that it is on a trail. Along with this oversight, don’t train on trails, just train on fancy sidewalks and pavement and treadmills. No worries, right? I’m sure I’ll say wrong after tomorrow.
Skip tons of long runs, especially the one the weekend directly before. Oops.
Sign up for a NIGHT TIME trail race. Who has ever run a half marathon at night? I don’t get it.
We have to spend all day waiting around and then when we get done, it’ll be late at night and pointless to do much else because we’ll be so tired. Hmm.
Item Five (the final reason we aren’t as prepared as we should be):
Do different workouts than normal the week leading up to the race so that you’re super duper sore leading up to 2+ hours of straight running.
So if you follow these guidelines, I guarantee you’ll feel less than prepared come race day. Wish us luck, though I feel we’ll need more than that! 🙂
How do you prepare for a race?
Do you have a race this weekend?
ANY advice for trail runs (Lish, I’m looking at you!)??? We’ll take ANYTHING!