My girls are getting excited for next weekend when they get to be with just Grammy and Grampy at the camp while Mommy and Daddy run a marathon. I'm starting to get excited about the night without kids but a little anxious about the run. The extended forecast looks like lots of 80-degree weather and I don't like running in the heat, though the girls would love it for swimming in the lake.
I know that I've trained well, I feel good, and I'll try to stay calm over the next week. My husband passed along 4 Tips from Active.com about preparing for your marathon day and the week leading up to it. I liked them. Here they are:
-Go With What the Day Brings – Don’t worry about the weather as you can't control it
-Don’t Try Anything New – Like drinking tons of water or eating different foods
-Review Your Log – Recognize that you’ve put in the time and now fuel and rest
-Have a Mental Plan for Race Day – "Training is 90 percent physical and 10 percent mental and race day is the opposite." Keep your mind in the race and have some power words to keep you going.
A more complete description of these tips is available on the active.com website , and naturally the tips work for shorter races, too.