Thursday Finally - 3 days till the Arizona Marathon.
Got to get work done with first, then I can get home and finish packing for my trip to Phoenix. What to bring, what to leave. I have checklists all around my house. I am leaving for 3 days, but my packing list is big enough to climb Everest for a week. So what's important to take and what to leave. Let's explore this subject.
This stuff I will hand carry on the plane. I know it won't get lost and if my luggage gets lost I can still run.
Hat and Sunglasses - should be pretty bright in Phoenix
Suntan Lotion - sure don't want to burn
Forerunner GPS with heartrate - just so I know how many more miles of suffering I have left.
Water belt with gels and salt packets - I really, really don't want to cramp on this one.
IPod - I usually don't wear one when racing but I like it for warming up.
AntiGravity Rocket boots - Oh, just wishing.
Otherwise what else is there, Pre and post race supplies include:
BenGay Lotion - industrial tub
Advil - 500 tab bottle
Beer - great recovery drink
Bandaids for blisters
Ice for post race bath
Beer - did I mention Beer
I think that covers it - extras include:
New editions or Triathlete Mag and Runners World
Cliff Bars for the flight out and back - Airline food sucks
Wheelchair - just kidding
Everyone I have talked to has praised the Arizona Marathon as one of the best run in the nation. I am looking forward to finding out on my own if this rings true. After this weekend it is nose to the grindstone for Triathlon training.
Lasci che la festa cominci, Ciao