Tuesday, September 23, 2008
What to do
So here I am 11 days till the marathon, and I have butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it. I am trying to stay calm and be possitive (I think I can, I think I can) But, I am having a really hard time deciding if I should run with my fuel belt or not. I have trained with it this whole time. I ran with it in during my half marathon but ended up giving it to my parents during the race cause I didnt need it. I read that the drink posts are every 2 miles in the St. George Marathon. Should I wear it to be safe or no? I really would just carry it for water, ibuprofin and gu. But it just seems to bug me during a race. The real reason I am nervous not to have it is every once in a while after a lot of miles (during training) my mouth will be so so dry that I feel like I cant even swallow. So its really nice to have that belt handy if a station wasnt close. But maybe I could just use a spectators water if I was desperate enough?? Or make sure I am drinking at the stations so this doesnt happen. HELP!! What is your advice? Also I am really starting to worry about the weather. I have ran my long runs really early in the morning to avoid the heat. I am now worried because the SGM doesnt start till 6:45 which means I will probably finish around noon. Its still in the 90's down there. Have those of you that have ran the sgm, have you noticed the heat and has it been awful. Was there anything to help if it was really hot. Thanks again ladies. I look forward to your words of wisdom.