"I think I've discovered the secret of life- you just hang around until you get used to it."
Ok people I'm freaking out because my first marathon is day after tomorrow. Any last minute advice? Besides to not hit the wall, crap myself, or eat too much Gu? Guess I'll feel like one of the club after Sunday.
Eye of Sauron
And once again Mr. Wizard (aka: Stevie Ray) explains the internet.
You probably won't sleep well Saturday night. Try to sleep well Friday night. When you toss and turn on Saturday night, just remember that you got enough sleep the night before. It'll be enough.
Don't go too nuts with food. Eat what you've been eating before long runs... maybe a little more.
Newsflash: a solid week of heavy pasta and Gatorade will not make you run like the wind. They'll make you a chubby diabetic likely to crap yourself and pass out. Simultaneously.
A Saucy Wench
I (used to) never sleep more than a couple hours before marathons. It has no adverse effects (on me at least) - assuming I slept well then night (and week) before that. Don't tweak out if you can't sleep. (And for God's sake, don't do what I did once and take sleeping pills. Now that sucked. I woke up at mile 16 wondering where the Hell I was.)
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
• 1st olympic distance duathlon
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race
• Half Fanatic
• punch Type 1 in the junk
Well? Is he done yet?
MTA I think I stalked the results and found her.
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