The day before a race is always fun. There’s an expo to go to, an excuse to be lazy, carbs to eat, etc.
Usually the day before I do a quick little run, something fast, about 2 miles, to just loosen up my legs. I went to the track on Friday night though, and did striders (lengthening your stride and having a bit of a quick pace), so I felt like I shouldn’t do more on Saturday. So I just took it easy! I also have read several times that since no one sleeps well the night before a race, you’re supposed to sleep as much as possible the night before to help be rested. So I think I slept like 10 or 11 hours on Friday night and it was amazing.
I went to the expo on Saturday with my friend Alison and we took some silly pictures. To spare you from all of them, I just picked my 2 favorite silly pictures.
And one normal one, that shows the crazy course we would take for 13.1 miles!! I have to admit, it was really hard. But I’ll write all about the actual race tomorrow.
I couldn’t decide what I wanted to eat for dinner on Saturday night because I know that’s important. I kept thinking I would make the standard simple pasta type deal, but it just wasn’t sounding good! Alison suggested a veggie burger and at first I thought that was a bad idea. But, as it turned out I couldn’t think of anything else that sounded good so I went for it! I seriously love The Counter. They have such good burgers. Oh and I got a side of regular fries, because of course potatoes are a great carb source!
After this it was time to relax, and go to bed as early as possible for my 3 am wake up call!! Off to the races!