In my focus of Grandma’s Marathon, I haven’t put much thought into the races leading up to June 22. Since I wasn’t healthy enough to run the Run for the Lakes Half, I searched and found the Minneapolis Half and signed up (sadly at the most expensive point…but nothing I could do about that).
All of a sudden its race week and I realize I have nothing prepared, which is funny because its the same distance as the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and I planned that race down to a T, even with travel plans the week and night before the race.
So here’s the plan for race weekend!
SATURDAY- 7:00 AM up! drink coffee, eat toast.
8:30 AM teach Slow Flow Yoga
10:00 AM teach Yoga Sculpt (not recommended the day before a race, but I’ve got a job to do!)
12:00 PM shower and finish checklist (possibly eat lunch)
1:00 PM hit the road to the Twin Cities with race buddy Kayla!
(potentially stop at Nordstrom Rack at Maple Grove because I’m obsessed)
3:00 PM (ish) Pick up race buddy Megan!
4:00 PM check in to Hotel
5:00 PM walk to packet pickup
7:00 PM Dinner!
9:00 PM hot tub and/or tv watching in Hotel
10:00 PM bed!
SUNDAY- 5:00 AM Up! Make coffee and toast in hotel room.
5:15 walk to the shuttle, load shuttle, ride shuttle.
6:30 RACE START! (if it actually starts on time)
9:30ish I expect to finish, this race is about mileage not time, I plan on joining the 3:00 hour pace group.
10:00ish shuttle back and walk to the hotel.
11:00ish shower and check out of hotel by Noon.
I’m hoping the race will go smoothly and I’ll have energy for a few more slow miles after the race. And of course a post-race brunch somewhere!
Weather: The weather right now says that it will be partly cloudy and 10% chance of rain. So I’m not quite sure what clothing to wear. I plan on packing shorts, capris, a tank and a tee. Plus the usual post-race comfy clothes. (Sandals, clean capris, bra and tank as well as a sweatshirt).
Do you usually plan a lot for races? Or do you just show up the morning of and do your thing?