Sunday, January 13, 2013
The exciting news is that the race went well, and my greatest fears about parking were not realized.
My pace time was sub 10 minutes, and I finished almost in the top 200 for my age group. YAY!
Things to do:
1. DO hydrate and use some form of electrolyte replacement
2. Get there early to save on anxiety and preview the course if possible
Things to not do:
1. Don't overeat beforehand. Know yourself when it comes to eating before and after a race. I broke my cardinal rule, which is never eat more than 100 calories before a race, and I REGRET it. Some people might be fine with eating beforehand, but for me, it makes me incredibly sick for hours afterwards.
2. Do not get so wrapped up in you iPod that you don't look where you are going. I fell today because of this, and while I am just fine and still had a great time out there, I have a huge bruise on my hip!