Monday, July 24, 2006

That's Right I have a race this weekend!

Time to focus on that. I did some laundry so I would have my shorts for the race. I've been wearing Under Armour Compression shorts and they've been great. No chafing in our hot sticky Ohio summer weather (also with liberal application of BodyGlide everywhere too). I made my OCD checklist for what needs to go with me. It must be 15 items long, but it's just the typical race stuff:
Nathan 2 bottle Hydration Pack
Body Glide
Running bra
Heed Packets
Succeed Caps
Wool socks
LD trail shoes
Clif Shots
Gel packs
misc food items

This way I can check everything off as I pack my duffle bag.
Rest of week training:
Tuesday: Core workout, 4 mile run
Wednesday: No hill repeats, but a 6 mile run
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Drive north, no run, rest, stretch.

It's kind of interesting as I progress as a runner where these "smaller" races involve much less fanfare about the taper. I remember training for my first marathon, and worried about when I should start a taper, and what to do.

I don't really know much about this race, except it's on the Buckeye Trail, which is a hiking trail which winds through the whole state of Ohio. It is an out and back, and there are aid stations every 5-6 miles, so I need to make sure I have enough of my own stuff to get through it (since I seem to be hungry through every ultra I have run so far!)


Sarah said...

I need to make a list like that. Thanks for the reminder!

cdnhollywood said...

How do you like Heed? I'll be trying it for the first time today.

Very interested in the difference with Gatorade, which I usually use. I just found out that a Heed packet has 2g of sugar, while the equivalent in Gatorade has neary 35g!!!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

your list is much shorter than mine. i always end up with like three lists. one for aid bags, one for what's on my body, one for before/after the race. then if it's out of town, i have the list for normal packing. crazy. i take up three or four sheets of paper just to plan my packing. that doesn't even get into split times, to do lists for when to go to bed, when to wake up, when to eat. every half hour meticulously planned out. then i have my lists for nutrition while i'm on the course. okay, i'm getting tired just writing this :)

Jack said...

Great list. I find it is important for me to make a list in case my brain melts down on race day. Can't wait to read your report, good luck!

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