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Are you race day ready?

posted on Saturday, 25th June 2011 | find under Fashion
SO tomorrow is the big day for me.  Just one more sleep until the Zest Big Girls' Adventure.  This means it's time for those final preparations.

1. Kit
Trainers laced and ready with my Xtenex laces (in shocking pink of course).
Favourite Sweaty Betty socks tried, tested and washed (never run in new socks).
Running kit clean and dry (almost - I've just found my fabulous All Stars vest in the laundry basket)!
Sports bras clean and ready. I'm going with my favourite ShockAbsorber Run bra and pretty mint Sweaty Betty All Sport Bra on top for extra support.

2. Nutrition/Hydration
Water for tomorrow will need to be chilled and packed full of ice cubes - it's gonna' be a scorcher.
Breakfast will be porridge and a banana so I'll be getting my oats soaking tonight.
Tonight's dinner will be a simple carb and chicken dinner.

3. Equipment
Safety pins are still my race number of choice - I've got a big tin (somewhere) from the last time when I forgot and had to buy about 10,000!
I've got a fabulous new piece of kit from www.simplysweat.com which is a Camelbak QuickGrip with Podium Chill Jacket.  It's basically an insulated drink-as-you-run bottle with a little holder you can attach to your hand and still fit in keys/a little cash/tissue.  And incidentally - it arrived the day after I ordered it and I got a text telling me precisely what hour it would be delivered.  Genius.

So we're all ready! If you're coming along look out for Louise and I.  We'll be the ones dressed top to toes in Sweaty Betty gear and running as fast as we can to get back to our beautiful baby boys who'll be supporting us on the day.

Karen x

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