- Don't start off at a pace you instinctively feel is too fast saying: "We'll just see what happens."
- You won't be able to "will" your way through the consequences of the first bullet.
- Adjust for the weather. If its 42 F and raining, don't try to take 15 minutes off your PR with the rationalization that the course is mostly down hill.
- Static stretching after seems to break up adhesions. It alleviates the soreness and stiffness.
- 26 miles is roughly 3000 calories. 10%-15% of those are from metabolized protein. You may need the carbs right away, but get that protein.
- A technical long sleeved top, shorts, gloves are sufficient for 42 F with rain and light winds.
- When a big rain drop hits the bridge of your nose, it bursts in a small explosion of water. This is usually entertaining. At mile 22, deep into a wall you brought on yourself, it is startling and a little surreal.
- If its raining, use the BodyGlide in places you wouldn't normally expect.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Corning Wineglass Marathon
What I learned at Corning: