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It was a busy weekend for me. I am late in reading and commenting posts from Friday and Sunday, but I promise I will catch up this week. 😬
I’ve been over a year since my last race. I am hoping either in the Summer or Fall I can do a race. So far I’ve been having some great workouts and I hope that translates to another PR.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a night before a race. Let’s see if I remember what I would do on those nights.
➡️ Have a good dinner. I could eat pretty much anything and be OK the next morning. Yes, to spicy food, but not too much of it anyway. Sometimes I have a beer too.
➡️ Get my gear ready. I don’t want to forget anything in the morning so I make sure to have everything that I will need for my race laid out on the sofa or next to me on the extra bed. Items include sports bra, shorts/tights, top(s), socks, body glide, watch, gels, watch, credit card, room key, and ID.
➡️ Set up the coffee maker. I need to have coffee in the morning. Sometimes the hotel doesn’t have coffee in the lobby or there is no coffee shop nearby so room coffee it is. I know it isn’t the best but it is better than nothing. The best has been where there was a Keurig in the room. I remember during some of the RunDisney races, there was NO coffee maker in the room and the dining room wasn’t open. I know, terrible. I was able to get some later on before lining up for the race.
➡️ Set my alarm. I remember having to use the room clock for my alarm. Does anyone remember also having to call the front desk for a wake up call? Now thanks to my iPhone I set the alarm there and go to sleep.
➡️ Use the bathroom again. And then maybe again. Being nervous always make me go to the bathroom multiple times.
As for a long run, it is pretty much the same. What I don’t do is set my alarm. My cats wake me up.
What about you? What do you do the night before a race or a long run?