4.7 out of the 5 trail miles we did this morning were in the dark. We used my phone for a flashlight. Neither of us fell. Winning at life.
As you can tell in the above picture I get ridiculously hot when I run. I am in a tank and shorts when my friends are in long sleeves/jackets. When the temps really drop and there is snow then I definitely wear more but my body really does preform at it’s best when it is in the 40s.
I have never raced in really hot temperatures before and most of the races I do start out pretty cold and get a tiny bit warm by the end but that is it. I am extremely nervous about how my body will handle the heat while running a marathon (the latest forecast says it is going to be in the 90s in St. George that day which means the last hour or so of the race is going to be really toasty).
So far, I am going to…
-Make sure I hydrate like crazy from the very beginning of the race even if I don’t feel thirsty. Maybe even walk through the water stations (they have 17 on this course) to make sure that I am able to drink the whole cup rather than my normal ‘get the water/gatorade all over my face and a few drops in my mouth because I am trying to run and drink at the same time’ thing while I race.
-Really focus on hydration and getting in enough electrolytes and water the 3 days leading up to the race. Also, extra sodium the day before the race.
-Use salt tablets (never used these before) before the race and maybe one half-way through.
-Wear extremely light clothing and light colors.
-Start slower than normal and adjust my pace because the heat sure sucks it out of us especially when trying to run 26.2 miles.
-I wish that I would have done this one throughout training… I guess I still have 1.5 weeks to try it out:)
ANY OTHERS TO ADD TO MY LIST!?!?!
After our run, I went to the gym to do some weights. I saw my amazing friend there that has been training for the Lake Tahoe Ironman for months and then it was cancelled (race morning) because of the smoke. I can’t even imagine. Having a marathon canceled after training for it would be so so hard… let alone an Ironman!
Got back and picked up the Brookers when she woke up. Just trying on my mom’s shoes for the 4 millionth time… they still don’t fit.
I got about 14 minutes of sleep last night and caffeine was necessary. I just could not fall asleep, thank goodness for Netflix.
And I had a mountain for lunch. Eggs, sweet potato, zucchini, broccoli, peppers, chicken and a pita to eat it all with.
We are ONE day closer to Disneyland!
Ever raced in any extreme weather conditions? What did you do to make it through the race alive and in one piece?
What did you have for lunch today?
Do you sweat a lot when you work out or do you glisten?
What is something you are really looking forward to?