Since I'm planning on showing up, it's time to decide important things, like what I'll wear.
Do I go for ultra-runner wannabe look? Compression shorts and hydration pack. I'm leaning towards wearing my pack since this is to be a training run for JFK 50 mile. Plus, if I do, I have an easy way to store an extra layer (it'll be chilly to start so I'll need it) and could easily stash a camera which will help make sure I take it easy. Plus, I'll have the stuff I know sits well with me while running and not take anything from aid stations. The pack seems like overkill for a marathon but this is likely similar to how I'll look on Saturday.
|Finish of Highlands Sky|
The other option is walking advertisement for Miles and Mutts. The race is local enough for it to be practical but when I wore this for the Gettysburg marathon and relied on aid stations I ended up with stomach issues (even though the race as a whole went well). My guess is the issues were a result of drinking some full strength Gatorade which I'm not used to as much anymore since I don't normally drink it. But, not having to lug all my stuff with me is nice and part of the reason it makes sense to pay $80 for a 'training run'!
Here's hoping marathon #4 goes well!