So I'm warning you all right now, you are going to be hearing a lot from me in these next couple of weeks. Coming to the end of my training and getting nervous for my 1st marathon I am starting to come up with a lot of questions (I think the nerves are producing the questions) So here are my next couple of questions.
1) Have any of you eaten Sushi the night before a long run.? Here is why I ask. Friday night after boating with friends and family we stopped of and got some sushi. It was about 10pm. The next morning I got up and did a 16 mile run. Not only the longest run that I have done but the best one too. I felt so great. I ran farther than I ever had without stopping and just felt like I had so much energy. Could it be the sushi I ate? Or was it just a good day? Was it the fact that I ate later so it stayed with me? Was it that I upped my week runs 15 min longer each day? If it was the sushi I'd eat it again but makes me a little nervous eating sushi in St. George being a little more un-aware of the restaurants. Help!
2) Do any of you know of a good tank top to run in that doesnt chafe to bad? I experienced my first chaffing and it was on my inner arm from my tank top(it has a thicker seam). I really like running in tank tops but need to find a better one
3) How do each of you mentally push yourself? There have been times that physically I could run more but mentally I just turn to mush and walk. How have each of you been able to mentally push yourself?
4) So I have been running in my shoes for about 4 months. They still feel really good and I dont think I have the money to buy new ones before the marathon. But the bottoms of my feet get a bit sore towards the end of a long run. Do any of you run with insoles in your shoes? Has it helped? Why or Why Not? Would it benifit me to use them these last couple weeks of training?
Thanks so much for helping me out. Also thanks for your previous advice about my training. It helped me so much and relieved me that I dont have to train to 23 miles. You are all wonderful!!