Friday, May 22, 2009

Last minute preps

One thing I hate about carbo loading is the bloated feeling that comes with it. It makes me feel fat. Eating 600g of carbs per day for 3 days is difficult and requires eating more than I'm used to. Also, for each gram of cabs that you store in your liver and muscle, 3 grams of water are needed. So for a guy my size needing to add about 600g of glycogen, that's a total of 2.4kg or more than 5 pounds!

I haven't been on the scale in a while but I can feel it. This is probably worth it though, as this will be free energy AND free water tomorrow.

I rented a small car for tomorrow. My wife needed a car and I'm not sure when I'll be done. I'm also renting a tent from MEC in case I decide to sleep there. I should be done between 5pm and 7pm tomorrow. I'm not sure if I will be up to the drive home after a gruelling day like that. I had recurring hamstring cramps for a while after my first 50km race and I wouldn't want that to happen while going 60 mph on the highway. I'll probably just stick around, eat and crash in my tent early. 

The plan tomorrow is to get up at 4am. I will take two Excedrins, tape my nipples, eat breakfast, pack the rental and go. I should get there around 5:15, plenty of time to get my packet and put up the tent.

I have packed so much crap in my bag, it's not even funny. As of right now, the weather forecast for tomorrow looks pretty darn good, with a maximum of 23C (73F).

That's it folks. I'm going to go get my rental tent, try to put it up in my gigantic back yard (if there's enough space) and get my stuff ready. Next thing you read from me should be mthe race report. Of course, I will try to update Twitter once in a while (I'm TriJD).


George Houston said...

Go Get'em!!!

Can't wait to hear all about it.

Caroline Novak said...

Perfect weather, perfect day!!

Camping out after the race sounds fun.