I have been carb loading correctly (1-2 servings per meal, per day) and I feel great. Healthy and not too full and feel ready to run!!
However since I have to work today and then go to a birthday party, I had to prep for my 26 miler last night.
1. OUTFIT- what are you going to wear? Do you need layers?
I have my outfit I think I want to wear for the race. I will be testing it out with a hat as well.
2. IPOD-is it charged and ready to go?
All is good and prepped in position
3. BREAKFAST- is everything prepped?
I will be having my usual bread with peanut butter and coffee and banana. i may also have a bit of powerade as well. i need to eat as soon as I get up so I can digest and have time to get ready. Alarm is already set for 6!
4. FOOD DURING RUN- what do you need to eat during the run?
2 bananas, sliced oranges, emergency chips and candy
5. FUEL DURING RUN- how much fuel do you need?
I have decided to fuel every 4 miles (which will average out to about every 45 minutes which is what is recommended). I will be doing my full run at the rose bowl (9 laps!) so I will pass my car every 3 miles for refills/touchups. I will run with 3 shot bloks in my top, an emergency gel and a water bottle every once in awhile. i will take sips of powerade when I pass my car.
6. DRINKS DURING RUN- what do you need?
3 L of water (plus 2 water fountains on course), 3 powerades (which should 4-6 oz every few miles) and homemade gatorade for my recovery after.
7. FOOD AFTER- what will you eat to recover after?
I have leftover salad and veggies and rice as well as oranges. and then pasta for dinner
8. A PLAN-how often will you fuel and when?
as i said, every 4 miles. i can decide after if it is too much/too little but i think it'll be good. i will be doing a 2 min/40 sec run/walk as i had a very successful training run with that interval on thursday.
9. MISC-what else could you need just because?
im packing my roller because you never know! i'll also have my long sleeve shirt on in the beginning because it will be chilly
and that's all!!
What do you do for prepping long runs?