Saturday, 29 September 2012

Barns Green Half Marathon Prep-Plan

How I prepped for my half marathon:

  1. Don't run ALL week
  2. ... in fact don't do ANY exercise ALL week thanks to dodgy knee (self diagnose & treat with RICE)
  3. Saturday Drink water & NUUN steadily throughout the day
  4. Breakfast: Muffin, bacon & eggs & coffee
  5. Lunch: Burger & salad; strawberry Fro-Yo ..... yo!
  6. Snacks:Carbo-loaded snacks: Salt & pepper nuts; & cashews & dried cranberries mix; & kettle crisps
  7. Dinner: Roast chicken, butternut & cucumber mixed with orange peppers
  8. Lay out kit the night before
  9. DON'T FORGET THE GARMIN!!!!!!
  10. Take number from office and pin to shirt! .... TONIGHT!!!!

My Half Marathon Day Plan:
  1. Wake at 7:30
  2. Eat breakfast - Muffin, bacon & eggs & coffee 
  3. do "stuff"
  4. Get dressed
  5. Eat carbo-added banana
  6. Pack fuel belt (1x water; 1x Nuun; 2x Hammer gels)
  7. DON'T FORGET THE GARMIN!!!!!!
  8. Pack Nuun water, banana & chocolate milk for post run to see me home
  9. Do more "stuff"
  10. 9:30 9:15 leave the house
  11. Arrive well ahead of 11:00am start time
  12. Use porta "do stuff" cubicles
  13. Run like a mad woman being chased by hungry children
  14. Collect medal
  15. Smile and feel grateful for finishing alive
  16. Get home and shower; aaaaaand
  17. .......RE-LAX!