It’s the Bridge to Brisbane 10k on Sunday, my last race for a little while.
I think I am ready although I haven’t trained this week. Going to do a speed session tomorrow morning and that should do me to be honest as I still have the half marathon training on my legs.
So I just need to get my stuff ready for race day now. I have certain things that I take with me on race day :
Race number and timing chip – These are the first things that go into my bag!!! So far I have never forgotten my race number but I know people that have!
Clothes ready - I never run in new clothes that I haven’t run a good distance in before – always ones that I know are comfortable and suitable for the race.
Shoes – I never wear brand new shoes, although I broke that rule a couple of races ago as my old shoes were giving me real hassle and I had no alternative but to wear new shoes – as it was I was very lucky and didn’t have any problems.
Safety pins – if you don’t get them provided with the race kit safety pins are a staple on the race list for the race number
Water – For before and after the race
Watch and Heart Rate Monitor – I can’t race without my Garmin 405 cx – it’s my lifeline for knowing my pace during the race and keeping an eye on my heart rate
iPod – I know some people disagree with running races with music but I need mine to pump me up when I feel tired during the race. In one of my earlier blogs I have listed the kind of music I listen to – it works for me.
Gels – For longer races like half and full marathons I take my energy gels, but for the 10k on Sunday I won’t bother too much.
Energy bar or banana – I find after races I am exhausted and hungry! so I always take something with me for after the race to munch on in case I can’t eat straight the way.
Have I missed anything? What do you take with you on race day?