Okay, with less than three days until the half marathon I'm feeling prepared. I opted to skip my easy three miles this morning since my legs are still a tad fatigued from Monday's run. I'm not worried about it. I'm hoping to do a short shake-out run tomorrow or Friday morning just to get the legs moving. The three miles I missed are not going to make or break my race performance, but I think resting up as much as possible (read: sleep) is what I need.
I've got my race outfit all planned out. I'll give a preview in the next couple of days. But one question remains.
Do I wear my Camelbak for the race? I've only run in it once during a slow training run. While I love being able to take a sip whenever I want and it is much easier to drink with it than from a cup while on the move, I'm not sure I want it with me. Before on long runs I would rarely drink anything. Granted it's been cold and I haven't really been sweating. The weather on Saturday is calling for temps in the mid-50s and sun and the course is all out in the open. Is the Camelbak going to be necessary? Will slowing at the aid stations to drink when I need to really slow me down a lot? Note: I usually have to walk to drink or I will either spill it all or choke or both.
Oh, and from a purely fashion standpoint, my Team Tough Chik running singlet has an awesome phrase on the back that would be covered up if I did wear it.
In all honesty, this is pretty crazy. It's going to be a PR regardless since it is my first half, but the competitor in me wants to be the fastest I can. I really shouldn't be stressing about it, but I'd like to get some of your input. What do you think I should do?