Its two days til my last Half Marathon of the season! Yayyyy! I’m all done with my taper runs and am currently on my hydration and carb kick. I do have an extra complication this time, that I’m not quite a fan of – I have to get on a plane tomorrow. Wop wop.
I should have flown out today to allow for better rest and hydration the day before, but it would have been $260 more on my flight total and I’m just too cheap to almost double my flight cost. I figure I’ll just buy a giant bottle of water and visit the plane’s restroom several times, haha. This ideally would have been a Friday-Monday trip, but alas.. Saturday-Tuesday it is. Its working out better for house and work stuff, anyway.
As I mentioned, I’m ready for a run break. Its actually going to be forced, too, since I get back and we’ll be finishing packing, going to DC to see some friends and family before we go, and then beginning the move back. It does really cut down on my time to see people here in NC, but thankfully I’ll have time during the week for that!
Now, thinking about the race – as I said, I’m hydrating! I’m also planning out every almost meal between now and 7am on Sunday to get the best nutritional benefit for myself. I’ve done LOTS of experimenting over the last year, and find I do best avoiding wheat, dairy and alcohol for a few days before the race. I’ve been very lax on that this time around, and had wine on Wednesday and bread & cheese yesterday morning… but then again, I’m not putting a lot of pressure on myself for this one either. Its time to get on that hardcore bandwagon!
It does make my packing list a little different than usual, I’ll say. I typically don’t bother to travel with food, but I’ll pack the endurance crackers I made last week as well as some brown rice to snack on along the way (so I don’t hop down to RDU’s Five Guy’s and order french fries instead). Yep, I’m going to finally be that crazy girl in the airport snacking out of a lunch box…