Prehalf Jitters

I’m ready.
I think.
For my first half marathon. Well if you don’t count my treadmill time.

I have 1 million grams of carbohydrates in my belly.  I also have the support of a few people around these parts.  I have a nice playlist on my ipod full of vulgar rap songs.

Spandex?  Yes.

Leggings? Yes.

100 pairs of socks? Yep.

Straightened hair? Double check.  (I need to run races with straight hair versus afro style hair).

Its not even a webcam photo...Im clearly so skilled.

Too bad it’s supposed to be pouring rain and windy.   It’s about two hours northeast of me (did you know you could be anymore upstate NY?) UH yeah me neither…

Although my milage and base isn’t as strong for this race because of my injury, it’s still decent enough.  I’m not really planning on racing this half marathon but I did sign up for it and really want to participate.  Due to my heel injury that cut my training from 50  to zero, I didn’t get to do any of the runs that would make me feel most comfortable for this race.  Aka runs more than 12 miles.  I signed up, though, for this race months ago so I still want to try it out.

My next half, May 1st is when the ball will be rolling.  This half marathon is for me to simply test out the waters, find what works, what doesn’t and to make sure my heels are still going strong.

My goals is to be between 1:40-1:50 but we will see.  The other time I ran a 13.1 was on a treadmill and I finished in 1:49 and got the bonus of two fractured heels.  YUCK.   Oh and the smell of burnt popcorn.

So the last few days, I have been carb loading like it’s my job. 

I went to my favorite diner obviously
I love how Holiday festive they are. <3
Grapes are my favorite carb ever.
oatmeal pancakes topped with apples=more nom carbs
I knew I had some pasta and marinara somewhere in there too

I bought some powergels and shot blocks depending on my mood and am completely packed.  So think of me tomorrow at 8:00 am.  I’ll miss you blogging BFFS.


Question for you:

  1. How do you prepare for a big race?  Or a new distance race?