The Night Before (20 miler) Run Prep:
Tomorrow morning I run my second, and last, 20 MILER of my current marathon training. I am looking forward to it…and looking forward to it being over. I don’t wear a fuel belt; instead I drop my drinks ahead of time and then pick them up along the way. I’m out of bananas, which is my favorite pre-run food, so I’ll have to settle for a Clif Bar instead. I need to eat it 45 minutes to an hour before running. The GU and Luna Moons are fuel for the run. I almost always take my fanny on long runs, filled with probably too much stuff (fuel, extra batteries for my watch, cell phone, chap stick, an elastic, hand sanitizer) but I feel naked and unprepared without it.
I have my clothes and shoes laid out; the alarm is set for 5:15; I have to meet the group at 6:00; I will probably be running by 6:45.
Think of me and be glad you’re still in your bed when you wake tomorrow.