My Strategy for Surviving Habanero

It's finally Friday!  This has been a short week at work for me, but coming back from vacay has just made it drag on.  I've got a race on my schedule tomorrow - Habanero 100!  I'm doing the 20k... remember my indecision of whether to drop down distance or not?  Well, I didn't change my distance so I'm going to embrace the suck and do the 20k (technically I can change up to tomorrow morning).

The race starts at high noon (12:15 for those running less than 100 mi/100k), it's going to be a challenge.  I've come up with some strategies on how I plan on surviving through the 20k.

My Strategy for Surviving Habanero

  1. Hydrate, salt pills, hydrate

  2. Walk the hills, walk the sand, run the fun parts

  3. Ice in the bra & ice in the buff around the neck

  4. Floppy hat for shade on face and neck

  5. Indulge in gatoritas or snowcones

Let's catch up... do you have your fall race schedule planned?  Have you ever been in a running funk... what did you do to get out of it?

I'm linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup!



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  1. Wow good luck tomorrow! Can't wait to hear all about the race.

  2. Best of luck tomorrow! I'm hoping to knock out 14 miles, but at a much earlier (and hopefully, cooler) hour.

  3. What?? A race starting at noon,in the summer?? I hope it went well.

    Thanks for linking up with us.