3 Days Until the Marathon
|Race Day Outfit and Gels|
By the time the Maine Marathon rolls around on October 2, I'll have run 15 1/2 miles, spread out over 4 different runs this week. (5, 4.5, 3 and 3 miles)
Yesterday I ran 4 1/2 miles with 2 miles at race pace. It was humid and 77°. On race day, it may be 45-60° with a 40% chance of rain. The only thing that bothers me about the rain is the possibility of lightning.
I'm trying to eat at least 300 g. carbohydrates for 3 days and hoping my stomach won't rebel like it has before. If it does, I'll just go back to normal eating. Has carb loading worked for you or do you skip it?
Marathon goals (something old, something new):
- Run a little slower than race pace in the first 3 miles. (something new)
- Cross the finish line smiling.
Gotta run now - it's time for a bagel!