Last year I ran the Liverpool Half marathon in a pb time of 1:40:23 ( I was a lot fitter then ) which was a miracle considering…..the night before I went to get my racing kit out of the car and discovered that it was back at home in Lancaster ! Luckily I had left a pair of shorts and a technical t-shirt at Em’s mams, and in the boot of my car was a brand new still in the box pair of NB running shoes. So with my make shift gear, and unbroken in shoes I ran a pb….had some seriously bruised feet by the end of it though.
This year although it being a late entry I’m better prepared. I packed all my racing gear last night, its in the boot of the car with my running shoes, this year I’m going to be comfortable. But as I was packing I was thinking bloody hell what a lot of gear for one race :
Asics running shoes, Barrow Striders club vest, thermal, shorts, t-shirt, rain jacket, tracksuit bottoms, running tights, Garmin gps, Polar HRM, Plasters, Body Glide, socks, number, safety pins, water bottle and electrolyte drink, high 5 gel, gloves, face protection balm ( thats Ems insistance – she says I get wind burnt when I run.)
I’ve taken less stuff on a two week holiday !! Am I the only one who does this?
Oh well they say preparation is the key…