This weekend I have my second 20 mile run scheduled. This will be the last really long run before the marathon. My previous 20 miler went well, but I am still nervous to do it again.
This run has an added challenge: I will be out of town for a friend’s wedding. So I will be doing my run in Kentucky!
My plan is to talk to the hotel staff and try to map out a 5mi loop. Then I would repeat the loop 4 times. Might not be the most fun, but I don’t want to stray too far in an unknown place.
This also means that I had to pack for my run. I am a pretty intense packer (there are usually multiple color-coded lists involved), so my nervousness combined with my hyper-organization made it hard to decide what to bring.
The weather looks like it will be pretty nice all weekend (50-60s), so that did help some – no bulky winter clothes. I wear shorts and short sleeves until it gets into the 40s. But I packed a few different outfit options, just in case.
I also needed to pack fuel for the run. I am not even sure what I want to eat tomorrow, much less Saturday, so I made sure to include plenty of options.
Luckily all of my fuel fits neatly inside my water bottle.
Now that I am all packed, I just need to deal with my nerves!