Tuesday: 30 min rolling/myofascial releases & mobility exercises for hips/glutes.
Saturday we 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, we 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 we headed off to Iron Hill Brewery (which I will be doing a full review of shortly!) and it was incredible! Talk about Carbolicious. We ordered pizza, sweet potato fries, pretzels & beer. Needless to say, I never hit a wall during the half.
We also got to sit outside on the rooftop, right along the river. It was gorgeous and a great day to be outside.
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?