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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Two Day Pre-Race To Do List

Most runners probably have a to-do list for the night before a race, but do you also have one for two nights before?  I do, and since this is two nights before my first half marathon, here's what I'm doing:
  • Make sure what I want to wear for the race is clean  CHECK
  • Final training - a 2 mile run -  per the schedule I've loosely followed (from the July issue of Self magazine)  CHECK
  • Charge my running watch & my headphones - Charging now as I type
  • Freshen up my running playlist by removing songs I'm tired of & adding a few new ones for an extra boost while I run - CHECK
    • Ready or Not, by Britt Nicole featuring Lecrae - two of my favorite artists singing/rapping a song I never get tired of hearing, a song that reminds me WHY I'm running - for Jesus
    • Overcomer, by Mandisa (the Capital Kings remix) - love Mandisa, love Capital Kings - this song will push me past that wall if I hit it
    • One Drop, by Plumb - this song is so positive & so catchy I find myself singing it for hours after I hear it
    • Southern Girl, by Tim McGraw - I know it's a hokey formulaic country song, but I can't help that I still like it
All done; come back tomorrow for my Race Eve To Do List

4 comments:

  1. Hope you still have TobyMac's "Eye In It"

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  2. Oh yes! That's probably always going to be in my run playlist. That song always gets me going!

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  3. My to do list is my ritual...has to be done. When I tried to back off being so controlling about it, I was a nervous wreck. Gotta be the same.

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