I ran 10 minutes this morning just to stay loose. After work, I went for a shiatsu massage appointment only to find out that the masseuse was ill and that a message to relay this news had been left at my home. Argh! Looks like I won’t be getting a pre-marathon massage. I’ve been avoiding alcohol all week and eating well. I’m at a reasonable racing weight of 106 pounds and from now until the race is over will avoid the scale.
Tonight I started packing and created a spreadsheet to figure out what gear to pack. It is hard to travel light for a marathon run in transitional weather with choices for rain or shine. It is tedious business trying to figure out what to wear for a marathon and subject of much discussion among marathoners the night before the race.
|0C – 5C||5C-10C||10C-15C|
|Top||vest-long sleeve||vest-t-shirt||cap sleeves|
|Bottom||3/4 tights||bike shorts||short shorts|
|Top Rain||goretex jacket-long sleeve||goretex vest-t-shirt||black vest|
|Bottom Rain||3/4 tights||bike shorts||short shorts|
Lacking inspiration and needing to get in a good night’s sleep, I bid adieu with a favourite racing photo from a sequence by a John C. who will soon be kicking off his own blog.