Tuesday: 30 min rolling/myofascial releases & mobility exercises for hips/glutes.
Saturday I arrived for packet pickup at the Garrett-Tubman park in Wilmington, DE around 2pm. It was easy to find and easy to pickup since it was a smaller race.
Next, I checked in at the Westin Hotel about a mile from the start line. The hotel staff were all super nice & they even had a gift bag for the runners staying at their hotel. The bag included a door hang that says, “Quiet please, marathon runner sleeping” (which is now hanging on my bedroom door), a Hammer Gel, a race day map and instructions & suggestions for restaurants and things to do while in Wilmington. Loved this! It made me feel extra special and I needed those last minute instructions!
Also when I turned the TV on it had my name on it. Kinda weird, but kinda cool…
Before dinner shot. It’s what happens when the hotel has a full length mirror, you’re a blogger and super excited about wearing sandals.
Then headed off to Iron Hill Brewery and it was incredible! Talk about carboloading. I had pizza, sweet potato fries, pretzels & beer. Needless to say, I never hit a wall during the half.
Sitting outside on the rooftop, right along the river was gorgeous.
The night before the race, I always lay every single thing I need in plain sight. That way at 5’o’clock I’m not trying to do anything that requires thinking. It felt very strange laying out my clothes and leaving my Garmin & Ipod in my purse. But I knew this was the race to leave the electronics home.
Recap coming soon!
Monday: 15 min Jacobs Ladder, 45 min Lateral Elliptical, 1 mile 9:33/pace (in that order), 25 min glutes/hips, 20 min lats/back
Tuesday: 15 min core
Wednesday: 5m easy 8:30/pace, 20 min back/triceps, 15 min hips/glutes
Thursday: 5000m row
Sunday: 13.1 Delaware 1/2 marathon, 2+ walking miles
Total Miles: 21.1
Do you have to lay out your clothes?
Any pre-race rituals you MUST do the night before?
05/12/2015 at 3:30 PM
Oh my gosh…those sweet potato fries and pretzels!!
I always lay everything out the night before. My brain doesn’t work well on early race mornings!
05/12/2015 at 3:39 PM
You mean Iron Hill Brewery, right? If so, that’s my absolute favorite restaurant ever!! Iron Hill is a small chain that goes up into eastern PA and it’s awesome. Matt and I used to live within walking distance of the one in Media, PA and we ate there WAY more than we should have. So good!!
05/12/2015 at 4:40 PM
Yes I meant Hill! Thanks for the corrextio4, just fixed it on the post. And it was incredible! ! If we lived closer this would definitely be a normal place for us
05/12/2015 at 7:01 PM
I always set my clothes out the night before a race. I try to have just about everything ready to go! No real pre-race rituals though. That food looks amazing, and it looks like the perfect evening to sit outside!
05/13/2015 at 5:41 PM
Cool page! I ran Delaware half too, I’m running Baltimore as my first full marathon, any advice?