Two pieces of bread + banana + apple sauce + caffeine gel, all before the race started. I also sipped on pina colada Liquid IV (Code: HUNGRY-RUNNER-GIRL will get you 25% off and free shipping HERE!) on the way up.
We drove to the parking lot to jump on some buses and got to the starting line at around 5 am. The race started at 6, so we sat on the bus for a few minutes before heading to the porta-potty and then jogging to the starting line about .75 miles away.
I took gels at miles 4 and 8 and tried to connect my music on my watch again but couldn’t get it to work (AGAIN), so I grabbed my phone out of my Koala Clip (code HRG10 gets you 10% off) and was able to turn it on at mile 5ish. I needed a beat.
It felt like it had been a very long time since I last raced a half marathon (10 months!), and the distance felt longer than I had remembered;) Much longer.
That last mile hurt so bad but I kept reminding myself that it wasn’t going to kill me. For some reason reminding myself of that helps me to endure… it helps me to take my dramatic thoughts down a notch.
I’ve officially worn the Vaporfly 3s for three races now (Boston, Utah Valley 10k, and this race). My verdict= I don’t feel a difference between them and the Vaprofly 2. I love the 2s and 3s, but they genuinely feel the same. I love the pink/orange color combo of the 3s more, though:).
I’d love to hear from anyone else that has used both… I may be way off on this one.
Post-race= my favorite social hour.
And so much relaxing on the couch. I have never been so sore in my life.
Vaporfly users… notice a big difference between the 2 and 3s?
Tell me a highlight from your weekend.
Ever done a downhill race? Where?
Best place to get a burger and or fries in your opinion?