Marathon training is almost complete, and that means my next marathon is all but upon me. So I need to begin some final preparations as well. I've already got a hotel, flight and transportation (mostly) figured out, and we still have to try and figure out what Mrs. LB and I are going to do in San Francisco aside from the race. I'll be hobbling around to see some sights, after all.
But the biggest thing I need to do is to make a list of the things I will need for the race. I could just cut and paste the list from last time, but where's the fun in that? I figure making this list off the top of my head will test my knowledge about what I should be taking and see what sorts of things I might forget. Well, hopefully I won't forget anything but I'll have to make sure to include the things I initially leave off.
So here goes. My San Francisco Marathon list. Ahem.
Garmin (fully charged)
GU (five packets)
Let me see how I did. This is the checklist from Surf City that my pace leader sent us for that race.
Top (a couple of layers)
Sunscreen (try on training runs first)
Water Bottle/Pack/Sports Drink
Gu (or whatever you use-I use 5 for a marathon: miles 4, 8, 12, 16, & 20)
Watch/GPS (make sure it’s charged)
Band-aids (just in case-put in pack)
Tylenol 8 Hour
Breakfast (bring what you usually eat before long runs)
Emergency Money (Never know-put in packs)
So I guess the only thing I didn't have was the confirmation form, pins, and Tylenol although we use Aleve. And band-aids of course, but I have tape.
I guess I did pretty good. But that doesn't mean I've dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's. Fellow blog buddy Jill of Run With Jill e-mailed me since she's heading to San Francisco for the marathon as well. We're trying to coordinate a time where we can meet. Anyway, she asked me what wave I'm in to start, and I was like 'Huh?'
So I did some research and figured out that I'm set to start in the second-to-last wave, which means I'll be starting at 6:22 a.m.
I still have to blog about my goals and what I actually want to accomplish in this race but starting at 6:22 means I'll be crossing the finish line probably around 11 a.m. That's assuming I actually survive the course, though.