Friday, July 15, 2011

Pre half marathon thoughts

1. Get my stuff together and charged up, work on playlist.

2. Outfit picked out.  Nike top, Lululemon skirt, Saucony shoes, Gu gel and chomps.



3. Bib will be picked up in the morning

4. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

5. Set some goals ..hm
  • Base Goal:  Beat last years time of 1:55 something or the other
  •  Maintain a pace of 8 to 8:15 and be under 1:45
  • Not going to say PR here, simply because of the heat. 
6. check the weather forecast again, in hopes that it will be cooler than earlier forecast...

 Nope, hasn't changed for the good, maybe gone up a degree or two, but I think this is cooler than it was last year.  Still for me this is friggin toasty.  A little cloud cover would be nice but looks like we are not going to get that either.  I know for a fact that we won't be getting any shade from trees.





Checking one more time... okay I should give up on this one.  It is going to be warm.  Hydrate hydrate hydrate! The expected high for the day is 93.  I know some of you out there are probably thinking this would be great running weather and that I am a wuss, well I am kind of.  It hasn't really been that hot here this summer until the last couple weeks and I have been trying to get acclimated.  It didn't help that I took the whole last week off to nurse my knee back to health.  I am going to quit whining now and go back to being happy that I get to run a half tomorrow and I don't have to sit at home!  YAY!

This will be half marathon #3 for me!


    Anyone have any great playlist songs they want to suggest?   I am planning on not listening to anything for the first three miles or so and then turn it one when I start into the uphill section.   Not that there is a whole lot of elevation change, only 250 ish. i just though this would be a good time to kick it on.


    Trying to decide if I should take my hand held water bottle and SPI belt or use my fuel belt with the two water bottles on back.  I think I will go with the fuel belt I like to have my hands free, although I like my SPI belt better for my energy gels.  I wouldn't worry about either, but it is going to be so HOT,  I don't want to get dehydrated and last year there were not very many water stations if I remember right.

    27 comments:

    1. I will bet a tube of nuun on the fact that you are going to PR :).
      GOOD LUCK!!

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    2. Lame music suggestion - all the single ladies, beyonce. I still like that song.

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    3. good luck! So funny bc my laptop looks exactly the same right now with the garms and ipod charging. As far as songs, not sure what kind of music you like, but my guilty pleasure is that song "hello" by martin solveig and the dragonettes. Its super cheesy but has a good beat to run to. I can't wait to hear how #3 goes!!

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    4. Good LUCK!!! I've seen that nun stuff around in bloggerhood a lot. I might need to try it. Can't wait to hear all about your new PR!!! Have FUN!

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    5. Good luck! I hope you have a great time.

      I love "galvanize" by the chemical brothers. Gets me running fast.

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    6. I like Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga. You're going to do great!!!

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    7. Good luck!! I like gallaway girl by mundy!

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    8. Good luck! I hope your knee cooperates and that the heat doesn't get to you, though yes, I would love to run in that weather!! I don't know what type of music you like...but Party Rock Anthem (LMFAO) has a good tempo to get you going!

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    9. Good luck!!! How do you like the Nuun. I can't find it around here anywhere. I really want to give it a try, read great reviews.

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    10. Good luck

      A song that has helped me lately is my body by young the giant. - my body tells me no, but I won't quite, want more!
      Remember that you want more!

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    11. I have to say I'm jealous of that weather! I love the outfit too. Choosing a playlist is KEY - I love Lose Yourself by Eminem, I start lots of races with it. Don't Stop Believing and Living on a Prayer are two of my all time favorites too. I have the exact same handheld in the same color! You'll rock the race - good luck!

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    12. Great outfit. Have a ball!

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    13. Good luck! Can't wait to hear how it all turns out. Love the skirt!

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    14. Love the skirt- and I just bought the same handheld last week. Love it! So much better than the Amphipod I switched from. Good luck! Can't wait to read your recap.

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    15. I would definitely run with the fuel belt!! In my last race it was hot and I ran with my handheld. I regretted it the entire race. I like the feeling of my hands being free. Good Luck!! You will do great!!

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    16. I use a hydration back-pack, but it isn't that hot where I run. And I go without headphones. (trying to be non-gadget girl)... Best of luck!!!!

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    17. Good luck!

      Anything from Glee. Super cheesy but upbeat and perky.

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    18. Good Luck

      I can't wait for my 3rd half later this year and my aim is not to stop as the last 2 i have not got round yet without stopping,thanks for the following,new follower:)

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    19. Good luck! I think your race outfit is cuter than most of everyday outfits :)

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    20. Good luck!!!! And have a great time!! It's probably too late now, but I like "Home" by Marc Broussard. It's a great song.

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    21. I hate Snoop Dog but I love his new song with David Guetta called "Sweat". It's not ver Snoop Dog-ish at all!

      I love the running outfit!

      Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!

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    22. If I read right you've run the half by now. How did it go? Love. Love. The running skirt.

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    23. Hope the half went well! CUTE outfit!!!! :0)

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    24. I hope the race went well today! I love the outfit! I have the same skirt in the same colour and in black! Hopefully the heat wasn't too bad for you - I am worried about the same thing for my race tomorrow.

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