The preparation I made for my first 10K run is incomparable versus my previous races. I am training regularly this time. In fact three days ago I ran in Ultra's oval track and hit the pool to swim some laps afterwards. I also worked on a bit of diet this time. Unlike before that I don't care about diet. I just eat thinking that I will just burn the calories when I train and race. So far so good I thought... but not until today and tonight!
|book hunting is fun, but not before a 10K race day|
|what did u say? desert?|
Finally we are back home after an awful traffic and now having second thoughts to attend the birthday dinner. But the celebrant is a dear dear family friend and every guests are the closest of friends, so that second thoughts cancelled again. As we head to the venue, race tips that I usually (and repeatedly) read before the race day are playing in my head.
- Eat a light meal, bread, pasta, rice, water and non-acidic fruits like bananas. Avoid dairy products, fried foods, fiber rich foods.
- Don't eat and drink anything that your stomach is not familiar with
- No alcohol
- Get enough sleep. Running on just a few hours of sleep is NOT RECOMMENDED
Tadaaaah! A table of feast, a bar of free booze with matching karaoke and a huge bunch of lovable friends' faces greeted us! Why do the devil of temptation is working tonight? I've been starving for weeks why this table of feasts? Why the idea that those booze will relax my nerve seems a good one?
|this is real right in front of me. it's not a magazine pic. i can swallow & gulp all of them right at this moment.|
Please, oh please... please... please... I want to survive my first 10K race gracefully.