Happy Marathon Eve-Eve to me!
I’m actually starting to get a little excited for Sunday. For months and months I’ve been putting a lot of pressure on myself for this race and now I’ve finally taken Elsa’s good advice and decided to let it go.
I have a 3 year old daughter. Frozen references happen.
I’ve decided that I’m just going to go out there and have fun. Maybe take a bunch of selfies. As I mentioned the other day, life has been a little weird lately and I can think of no better way to clear out my head than to go for a nice, incredibly long run. I may not even wear my Garmin.
Last night I realized…oh crap it’s Thursday. If I’m going to be leaving the state on Saturday morning I should consider packing for the trip. I had some ideas in my head of what I might wear on race day, but those are changing all the time. It sounds like the starting line weather should be mostly cloudy (good), very low chance of rain (good), very little wind (great), and in the mid-FORTIES (ew). I wish I could also be like Elsa and say that the cold never bothers me anyway, but it does. I wasn’t expecting it to be tropical outside, but high 50’s would have been nice.
So I’m not quite sure how to dress myself and in my running suitcase – because there obviously needs to be a separate suitcase for my running stuff – I have a couple different Flat Salt options. Shorts or capris, socks or sleeves, long sleeves (which I already know will annoy me so I probably won’t go that route) or a tank with arm sleeves, etc. I can’t remember the last time I obsessed over an outfit this hard. My main issue, however, is deciding which shoes I’m going to wear.
Hoka One One Clifton
I just gave these pretties a glowing review the other day and if we were talking about my old Hoka it would be a no-brainer. Those were the shoes I wore for my first 20 miler and they performed great. But they are also pretty worn out. On the flip side, I love the new ones, but they might not be broken in enough to attack 26.2 miles. I’ve run in the multiple times, but never over 5 miles. Maybe that will be enough.
Adidas Boost 2
My beloved Boosts. I don’t think it’s much of a secret how much I love Adidas (I have two pairs in the rotation right now). These shoes are great and my legs always feel fresh when I wear them. They are well broken in by now. But I’ve never worn them on a run over 10 miles. They have a good amount of cushioning, but I don’t know if it would be enough for a marathon distance when I’m on the back end of an injury even if I’m sure there will be lots of walking in my immediate future.
I’m sure the fact that I’m completely taper insane right now is making this into a way bigger deal in my head than it needs to be.
I hope that everyone has a much easier time deciding on their outfits for this weekend than I seem to be having! Just a heads up…there will be lots of pictures of New Jersey coming your way. 🙂
Is anyone else racing this weekend? (Let me know all about it so I can cheer you on!) Do you ever have a really hard time deciding on what to wear for a race? If you were me, which shoes would you pick?