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On Thursday, we went for packet pick up for the Brooklyn Marathon. This is by far the smallest marathon I’ve run, which I think has its advantages. First of all, instead of an expo… we went to a bar in Williamsburg and had free beer for the night. No complaints there! And I got the best number ever for my bib…

Is it bad that C had to point out to me that it was 26.2 minus the period?! Blame it on the beer.

I am still in disbelief that the Brooklyn Marathon is tomorrow. I am looking forward to it, but it feels weird to not have all the “big city” hype around the marathon. Walking to the marathon start isn’t completely new, I did it for the Twin Cities Marathon in 2006… but it will feel weird because the start is literally a few blocks away.

Since my true goal for this race is to “have fun,” I’m switching things up a bit — exactly what you aren’t supposed to do on race day. Three things that I’m trying out:

  • Wearing compression socks during the run. I usually save my compression gear until after my run, but I will be rocking some hot pink PRO Compression socks tomorrow! I want to see if it makes a difference, plus it will give me extra warmth.
  • Switching up the pre-marathon race dinner. I ALWAYS eat at Chipotle for my pre-marathon race dinner. One of our friends is having a Diwali party tonight so we are going to that instead of Chipotle. I think it’s a good trade-off — not like I’m switching from Chipotle to like BBQ — so we’ll see if that has an impact.
  • No spectator support. Usually I have a few people on the course to cheer me on, but this will be the first race I don’t have anyone. Really, I think it’s a GOOD thing since we are just doing a bunch of laps… but it will be interesting. When I ran 5 loops in Prospect Park for my training run, it was easy to get in the zone and concentrate on the laps. I told C he didn’t have to stand in the park for 3 hours and I think he was relieved.

 

Do you ever switch things up before a race? What’s the best race expo you’ve been to? 



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