It’s almost race day, guys! The taper has been really difficult. All this sitting and eating… what a tough life!
Luckily I have a great support group. Anthony and I went on a lovely double date last night with Will and Kristen. Awwww.
Samosas:Sizzling tandoori:And the most important components: NAANand BEER. (Yes, from Brewer’s Art!)It was fabulous.
I think I read somewhere that the meal TWO nights before the marathon is the most important, not the meal the night before. This Run Washington article goes over the basics of carb loading and suggests to eat small increments of carbs throughout the week instead of stuffing your face with pasta the night before. This Runner’s World article suggests you start increasing carbs two to three days before the race. Looks like I’ve mastered the taper… let’s see if I can master the race!
See you guys in Gettysburg, and good luck to all the Nike Women’s Half Marathon runners!
- What are your carb loading tricks?
- Do you drink the day/week before a race?
- What are you most looking forward to this weekend?