If you’re thinking about doing something like this do make sure you plan ahead and get some training in. While you don’t need all the fancy gadgets that runners seem to have, training, a “camelback” and good shoes are vital to your success.
Enough about that, I’ve posted a blow by blow description at 5 Colour Parachute with a few more pictures and details. Suffice it to say that I passed everyone in the cheering galleries and everyone else passed me – at least in the half marathon. Lots of others passed me too.
The walk went well. I had to remember to fuel up. Power Gel Double Lattes are just bad. I’d rather have the real thing, but thanks anyways. Now I know. The gel-pops were better – more like gummy-bears. I had my usual breakfast and coffee, with a banana before and after, and only one of the two granola bars I brought with me.
And, I’m still not that hungry. But I am going to my brother’s for supper. I have lots of calories left to eat if I want them! According to My Fitness Pal, a walk like this, at my speed and weight burns about 1469 calories!
- My Guide To Half-Marathon Success (theinsufficientfare.com)