(I am painting the upper cabinets white because I'm so fucking tired of living in a beige/sand colored box).
Around 6:30, I started getting dressed and ready.
The things I carried : A handheld water bottleChapstick2 packages of Shot BloxA 5 Hour Energy17 Ricola's. Half a roll of toilet paper (for my nose, surprisingly)5 pounds of mucus in my head (see above).
At 7:04, I embarked on my run. At 7:14 I was stopped on the side of the road spitting my lungs out and blowing my head off. This would continue every 1.5 miles or so. GOOD TIMES.
I took my shot blox about every 4 miles. At mile 11, I downed the 5 Hour Energy.
Besides the fact that I had to stop every 1.5ish miles to blow my nose, the run was fantastic. No stomach problems, legs felt great, head was in the game and my splits were right on target (I'm sure the stops helped that, though). In the end, I ended up with 17 miles and about 4 pounds less mucus.
1. No pizza. (No dairy in general). I didn't have any stomach issues, but I'm still nixing the pizza at lunch the day before. I just don't want to take any chances.2. Stop drinking coffee 1:15 before the start of the race. I stopped with about an hour before the run and everytime I stopped to blow my nose, I felt like I had to pee.3. Coffee=GOOD.
Even though I want to drink like 12 cups,I think 3 cups is probably the max.
4. 5 Hour Energy: Hard to say if it really helped or not... but it certainly didn't hurt, will continue testing this weekend.5. Shotblox: Starting them early and eating them often is key.6. Handheld. Yeah, it's so nice to be able to sip whenever I'm thirsty and be able to eat a shot blox without choking whenever I want.
Dry Run #2 is Saturday morning. I'm not going to change much... although, fingers crossed I won't have to carry so much on me.