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One week until race day!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

And all I keep thinking is: 'don't get an injury now!!'

I'm ready. My past two long runs have both been 21km in about 2 hours. I know I can do it, now I just need to taper for this week, get enough sleep and eat well.

We've been away on holiday in Scotland and have not eaten as well as we usually do. I haven't jumped on the scale yet, so hopefully I haven't gained too much, but I do look forward to a week of balanced, healthy eating before race day.

I'll be running the half marathon next Sunday. I've been training for months now, so it feels like it's been quite an epic journey.

My last long run is this Sunday. I'm only planning on running for 90 minutes. My plan after that is two runs of thirty minutes each, and plenty of yoga.

I need to keep healthy and injury free now. I feel like the training part is done.

Phew. I'm excited!!

Any last minute tips??

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LAURIETAIT 9/16/2013 12:26AM

    You're going t do great. Can't wait to read about the race details.

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ANATASHIKI 9/14/2013 4:09AM

    good luck with the race! I don't know about tips but sometimes when I have muscle cramps while running I take magnesium supplements. but if you don't have this issue and are not used to them I don't know if they would help. I agree , the body doesn't make water reserves, we're not a cactus emoticon

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PASTAFARIAN 9/13/2013 10:53PM

    Ignore Bluenose's advice. You can't give your body "reserve hydration". You'll just pee it out. In the worst case, you'll have to pee mid-race.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 9/13/2013 6:25PM


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BLUENOSE63 9/13/2013 6:02PM

  Tip: Make sure you are properly hydrated during your taper week. In fact drink extra so that your body has a reserve. Don't forget the sunscreen and bug spray just in case.

Good luck, sounds like you got this all cased! Make sure you show a pic of the bling you win!

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ZMADAME 9/13/2013 5:59PM


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RAPUNZEL53 9/13/2013 5:57PM

  Good Luck!

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