Hello! Today I share what I ate in one day – and not just on any day … that I ate before the half marathon that started in the afternoon. Refills for night racing can be really tricky! And every year I ask questions about how to raise a race to the present day and similar questions about relay races. Therefore, I collected video documentary thoughts about what to eat and drink before launching later that day. Let me know when you start up or the fuel theme you want me to cover in the next post!
But before that, let's talk about the race! This race is also known as the Strip At Night – because runners can run along Las Vegas Boulevard under all the lights of the casino at night. They close the lane twice a year (at another time, New Year's Eve), so this is a really big deal!
Run along Las Vegas Boulevard – crowds of crowds, lights.
Live music on the course.
Elvis works (several Elvises … Elvi?).
You can get married DURING the race.
Beginning of the second half of the day. 10K, half marathon and marathon begin in the afternoon.
Dark. – Late start means that you finish the work after the sun goes down. With the change of time, it feels late, so you get the full effect of the casino lights.
Run the famous sign of Las Vegas!
Approaching the starting line (see Elvis!):
Start Line corral:
Launch of the Las Vegas Strip:
Las Vegas Sign:
People come from all over the United States and around the world to visit Las Vegas and start the race! So many followers sent a message saying they were telling me or saying “Hi!”.
And I need to run with a runner from Georgia, Leslie! It is so nice to meet someone and immediately feel that you are in control of your buddies.
The race ended near the Flamingo Hotel. I tried to photograph a racing medal in front of shiny lights, but it's hard to compete!
My run: I'm on the morning runner, so it's hard for me to run during the day. But energy and location make it easy to get excited and want to leave and leave.
My ending time is 2:03:43
And right after the race, I was glad to see one of my favorite ways of refueling -> Chocolate milk! Boom
(I have a message about why a great idea to drink chocolate milk as a drink after exercise).
This is what there is after running … but today's article about what I eat before …
The RnR Las Vegas half marathon starts in the early evening, but I run in the morning when I train! Therefore, I share what I ate before the race to make sure that I was fed, but I had no problems with my stomach. It can be difficult to navigate, so make sure that you practice what you eat and drink before your race during training.
Do what works best for your body, and the only way to know what to listen, pay attention, respect your body and take notes about your workouts and recover.
Race Day Rule # 1 – Never try anything new on race day.
Therefore, do not eat, do not drink, do not wear, do not listen, do not try … nothing new when you are preparing for a racing day or a race day.
And my hotel post and the start of the race weekends is here now.
Notes from what I ate and drank:
spark -> Love Spark Fruit Punch and Peach Mango-Strawberry for electrolytes and vitamins
Nuun -> Drinks with electrolytes, and some – with caffeine and vitamins.
Keep it simple and look like regular pre-cooked food.
At any time of the day you can eat breakfast type foods.
Pack snacks or buy snacks when you get to your destination. You might not want a big meal before the race – and everything is fine. But make sure you have plenty of snack options so that you can graze during the day if that is what your body needs.
Check out this post on RNR Race Weekend – Las Vegas Hotel and Food
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