Friday, June 24, 2011

Rock N' Roll Seattle Half Marathon Prep

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Now that you've trained hard and ready to go, how else do you prepare for a race (especially if you're traveling).

Race confirmation
Hotel confirmation
Plane tickets
Directions to race start and number pick-up (
Course map
Vaseline or other anti-chafing lotion
Lip balm with sunscreen
Hat or visor
Safety pins
Water bottle for the flight
Healthy, carbohydrate-laden snacks for the trip
Area maps
Area guide for restaurants and events
Camera and film
Extra cash, travelers checks, or credit cards
ID and passport if necessary
Street clothes and shoes
Toiletries including a travel-sized first aid kit
Ear plugs
Travel alarm
Toilet paper
Food you usually eat for breakfast before running
Shoes, orthotics if necessary
Singlet/short-sleeve shirt
Long-sleeve shirt
Sports bra
Sports watch
Old sweatshirt or T-shirt you can toss after a few miles
Gels or sports drink if you've been training with them
Energy bars if you'll be standing around for several hours before the race
Fanny pack if you run with one
Extra socks
Extra shirt and shorts/pants
Waterproof jacket
Food if you won't be fed at the post-race festivities
Plastic bag for ice, dirty clothes, etc.

Food/Snacks - Check!

  • Drinks
  • Energy Bars
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Granola
  • Honey
  • Peanut Butter/Almond Butter
  • Bagels or English Muffin
  • Fruit
  • Chocolate - portion control with individual squares
Gadgets, Etc.
  • Toe caps
  • Body Glide
  • Headband
  • Ipod w/ holder - loaded with music and well charged
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Garmin - well charged
  • Arm sleeves?/compression sleeves
  • Medications you take regularly
OK, I think I'm ready. Wish me luck and I'll see you on the *flipside*.

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