Thursday, July 23, 2009
Fuel? Need to pick up tonight.
Clothes? Need to get everything set up.
I read a couple blogs (thank the good Lord for bloggers!) on the particular HM that I am due to run on Sunday. I also saw a slew of pictures (65 pages to be exact) of the prior year's event. Ice pops as energy? No thanks! The organizer told me they did secure some true runner's energy...but I need as much confidence as I can get going into this race. Consequently, I plan to wear my camelbak and bring clif bars and blocks. I've got a system down, and I do not need bad things happening. I had read before that it was hilly. One of the bloggers said lots of up and downhills on the course. I don't mind the downhills to use to my advantage...but the uphills are sketchy. I think I am going to back off and walk these apparent hills so as not to use up what I've got in reserve. As it stands...I still need to tack on 2 miles and I do not see that happening afterwards. Why? I saw pictures of the finish and I just don't see where I can get that done. However...they did change the start/finish for this year....it's at a soccerplex...so maybe I could head for the field and lap it? Sounds good. I cannot promise grand blogging memories post half marathon. I do not know how folks recall such specifics at certain mile markers. You might be lucky to get some thoughts on how I felt at the start, middle, and finish. LOL. I will do my best!