We’re getting so close to NYC Marathon Sunday. I’m excited, nervous, scared, anxious, and annoyed. 😉
-The NYC Marathon celebrity runner list has been posted. (Link: ***). It seems like there are a lot of folks from the Bachelor/Bachelorette universe running this thing.
-I’m getting kind of annoyed with all of the complainers . . . as I complain about the complainers. Now, some folks are going off about how small the expo is going to be or why we have to drop off our bags 1-2 days before the marathon. Don’t folks realize that we are still dealing with a pandemic?
-A smaller expo is actually kind of perfect for me since I’m a get in, grab my bib, and bounce kind of guy. Also, I HATE being around a bunch of people. 😉 Besides my bib and race materials, all I need from the expo is to pick up some GUs (I’ve already purchased a box of those), grab a pacing wristband, and take a picture similiar to this:
-I think TCS and NYRR did a great job with the NYC Marathon app. Let’s see if the runner tracking component of the app will be accurate on marathon Sunday.
-I think that I’m taking it a bit too easy with my tapering because I have not done any running. However, I have been doing HIIT workouts and nightly stretching with foam rolling.
-That said, I’m planning on running the last 10 miles of the marathon course this weekend. So that’s something, I think. It might be nice to get a taste of running a portion of the course with other people.
-Since this marathon will be a run just to finish the marathon. I think that I’m going to run the 1st half “strong” and walk for 0.1 – 0.2 miles every two miles. I’ll get really serious about training for New Orleans Marathon in February. I think I say that everytime I train for a marathon. Oh, I probably should start looking into travel plans.
-(Non-marathon related): I need to start looking into travel plans to Virginia for either Thanksgiving or Christmas.
-Also, I plan to walk the incline of all the bridges on the course. Yup, I’m setting my sights really high for this marathon. 😉
-Some cool pictures over 51 years of NYC Marathon – Link: ***.
-What’s your favorite post marathon or half marathon feeding? I’m thinking that I am going to have a seafood feast after finishing (hopefully) NYC Marathon.
-What are your must haves before, during, or after running a marathon? Much to the annoyance of some folks in my FB running groups, I need my music.