Friday, October 1, 2010

Things of Fall

Things I should know by now...but have yet to find out.

  • Look at the course map for my half on Sunday. When I casually brought this up, the Redhead said that she has already looked at it and has talked to a few runners who say it is a difficult course. Such things happen often.
  • Pick out my marathon outfit. Pick out my marathon playlist. Decide which shoes I'll be running in. And because I use the half has a pre-marathon test run, I better get going on these things.*

Which reminds me. This marathon I am going to make the last few miles special by rocking out to some of the best songs from the 80s. So, aside from "We Built This City" by Jefferson Airplane and "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" by John Parr, what shongs should I include?

*Except for the playlist, which I always save until the week of. I go out and get coffee and hang with college kids and make my marathon playlist. Also,I better get going on my song/no-song order. I'm thinknig 4M off, 4M on, 4M off, 4M on, 2M off, 2M on, 1M off, 2M on, 1M off, 2.2M on.


Ironman By Thirty said...

Brooksie is definitely a tough course. It feels like it is all uphill the entire way. In actuality, the first 5 are downhill, the next 5 are uphill and the final 3 are a net downhill, but there are a couple of good rollers in there.

About 2-3 miles of the course is on dirt/gravel which is nice on the legs.

I did the race last year and am doing it again this year. Good luck!

Katie A. said...

I'm in the same boat is you - I never look at the course, I don't make my playlist until the night before which also usully includes picking out my race outfit. So far so good, I probably shouldn't mess with it ;)

I got caught up on your last post, and I'm with you, I do a lot of my runs, long and short and marathon pace. I just don't understand how you can ask your body and mind to all of a sudden run at mp on race day if you haven't practiced it? And, I always sprint the last .3 or .2 of every run - so I know what it feels like to spring on heavy legs. Again, so far, soo good.
You're going to do awesome!!

Anonymous said...

ROCK in the USA by John Cougar is great.

Also, my new fav song. The Battle of New Orleans. WTF? I know, right? Try to run to it, and see if you're totally not smiling.

chris mcpeake said...

good luck in the race. You will rock it

The Boring Runner said...

Girls are always 3 steps ahead of me. For the most part, I'm OK with it.

Ohhhhhhh, interesting music strategy. I would think that it really breaks apart the race into manageable chunks.

How did today go?

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