How do you prepare for a really, really long run? I’ll tell you how!
Step 1: Start carb-loading the day before. I like to have some carb-rich snacks before dinner. Today, I had Grape Nuts + Greek yogurt:
And an apple + crackers:
Step 2: Eat a slightly larger dinner than usual.
Bonus points if you can get someone else to make it for you. Extra bonus points if they speak in a British accent and wear sexy office clothes.
He made me pasta with black beans, zucchini, green beans, and fettuccini sauce.
Step 3: Pet your dogs because they are really cute and shiny and soft.
Alright… that has nothing to do with long runs. But, it’s fun nevertheless!
Step 4: Lay out your clothes, Body Glide, and other gear so at the crack of dawn, you can find the strength to put on your shorts.
Step 5: Prepare your water and mid-run fuel (we loop back to the car to refill our bottles):
Step 6: Set your alarm for an insanely early hour.
Step 7: Get to bed EARLY! 🙂
Before I go:
- Side Note – Tonight I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Mimi Nichter, an anthropologist who actually invented the term “Fat Talk” and wrote a really awesome book about the subject. If you’re interested in that sort of thing, this link has the first few chapters of her book!
- Side Note 2 – I am have test on the digestive system tomorrow night in Anatomy class, and I am so scared that I could poop myself. No pun intended.
- Side Note 3 – If you e-mailed me/commented in the last three hours, and I haven’t responded, you KNOW I will! I was just prepping, interviewing, and
Have a WONDERFUL evening!