Um… guys? The Marine Corps Marathon is in ten days.
|Side note: this would make a great spectator sign.|
Soooo… here’s what we’re gonna do. I’m gonna list out my planned prep work for the week before the race, and you’re going to respond with your opinions and experiences, okay? Okay!
Assuming all my various sometimes-failing body parts don’t rebel (LOOKING AT YOU, HIPS AND KNEES), I’m going to do an 8 miler on Sunday or Monday and a 6 miler on Tuesday. In the PLEASE GOD NO instance of rebellion, I’ll walk it.
WHAT ABOUT THURSDAY? I was thinking a 3 mile run. But should I just take a brisk walk? Should I move it to Wednesday? SHOULD I MOVE IT TO FRIDAY? (If no one tells me what to do, I’ll probably do the Thursday 3 miler.)
Planned meals for the week leading up to the race: salad with chicken breast and sweet potato for my lunches, garlic toast and scrambled eggs with spinach for my dinners. Don’t worry, I can totally eat the same thing every day for a week, provided that thing is AWESOME. And this is good nutrition, right? Carbs and protein and stuff? RIGHT?
As for liquids, I’ve purchased a Vitacoco sports drink for EVERY DAY the week leading up to the race. SODIUM AND ELECTROLYTES. Plus of course pounding all the water and tea I can manage.
WHAT AM I FORGETTING? WHAT ELSE WHAT ELSE?
Whaddya think? I’d love a little advice so I can calm my nerves with a solid plan of action! But of course I recognize that everyone is different.
|This would make a pretty random spectator sign, but I’d still laugh.|
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