I guess since I've ran so many half's, packing for a half is no big deal, I know exactly what I need, and I pack without thinking too much about it.
Not so for a marathon! There seems to be so much more to think about it.
For example, I always run with my phone and use it for my music and Runkeeper. Well, for a marathon, it won't last for over 5 hours, so I have to use something different. Same with my Garmin, it dies after about 5 hours.
I've decided to use my Ipod for music, I know that will last for many hours. (I need some new music though!)
I will wear my Garmin, and at least will be able to keep track of my time for most of the race. I've decided not to use Runkeeper because it would use up too much of my phone battery.
I can't have a dead phone, because I'll need it to read some encouraging texts when I'm about to die around mile 20.(Hint, hint ;))
Here's a few of my essentials:
|The shirt I will be wearing. Anything is possible!|
|Love my compression socks during long runs|
|My extras: Lululemon water bottle, Rock Tape, iPod,|
Buddy Pouch, Garmin, Earphones,
GU's (salted watermelon and salted caramel- yumm),
and my Persevere bracelet, which I've worn during every marathon)
|Packing it all in my awesome, new Gecko Active backpack!|
Do you make a list when packing for your racecations?
Tonight I'll be downloading some new music, tell me some songs that help you get through!