Thanks for all the comments and feedback on Sunday’s run. What a great feeling to have the last loooooong run behind me. I’m feeling more sore and fatigued than usual, so I’ll likely be logging some easy miles tonight and tomorrow before Thursday’s speed work.
As some of you suggested, I will incorporate some Gatorade with my fluid intake in the days leading up to the race. I also plan to use salt capsules because the Eload caps I have been using don’t offer as much sodium as I would like. Sneaker Sister recommended S!Caps which I almost ordered until I discovered the extortionate shipping to Canada. Instead, I went with Salt Stick, which Tall Mom has reviewed in the past.
I just hope it’s not humid on May 16th.
Special thanks to Melanie, Paula, Alicia, Mark, Patricia, Tonia, Laurel, Jamie, Linzi, Aron, Kenny, Amanda, Heather, Lindsay, Marcia, Anne, Kathleen, Beth and Jen for donating and participating in my fundraising giveaway. The winner will be drawn this weekend after the race. My friend Erin (Nolan’s Mom) even has a few goodies to add.
I haven’t thought too much about goals for the race. I’d love to PR (sub-47:59), but I’m nervous about going all-out in a primarily downhill race just two weeks before my marathon. I know I would recover in plenty of time, but the risk of injury is looming in my mind.
I’ll leave you with a few pics I snagged from the 21k de Montréal: