Friday, October 12, 2007

Drop Bags

Off to the DuPont Marathon on Sunday. Temps are much better than last weekend so I am not worried about my outcome as much in this event. We are also using this one as a training run just to change things up a bit. I managed my 4, 8, and 11 mile runs fine this week. Last night my husband joined me for 6 of the 11 and we enjoyed running through neighborhoods looking at all the pretty homes and old trees that line the streets.

Really starting to get excited and nervous about the Mount Masochist Race on Nov.3rd. Has anyone out there in blogland run this race in the past? This will be the first race that I will actually use drop bags and have no clue how to go about figuring out what should go in them and which station I should drop them at. Other than an extra pair of shoes and a few pairs of socks what would any of you suggest that I might be over looking. Since the race begins in the dark I will have a headlamp for just the first part of it and also towards the end since it does get dark a bit earlier on the trails.

Welcoming your thoughts. All of your comments have just been great!! Thanks a bunch!!

Robin

9 comments:

J~mom said...

Good luck at the marathon!!! The runs with your DH sound great! I don't know about the drop bags but I know I will ask you when I need to know about them! :>)

David said...

I'm surprised they don't give you any loose guidlines about what to put in the bags. I would guess that clothes changes to match the changing temps/weather throughout the race, some electrolyte/salt tabs, and body glide would be good additions to a few of the bags. Perhaps some legit food and a space blanket if you are forced to stop at one spot for an extended time, like through a storm or injury. Maybe a cell phone?

Those are my wild guesses. Have a great run on Sunday, and hopefully the weather will cooperate!

Marcy said...

I was going to suggest the same thing as David, Bodyglide? You can never go wrong with an extra stick LOL

Have fun on Sunday! Gosh running a marathon to you is probably the equivalent to running a 5k LOL

scott keeps running said...

at my 50k i wished i had used the drop bags so i could put he food i was used to eating. the aid stations didn't always have the things my stomach was used to. so next time i have the option i'm stocking my drop bags with my own food - oh, and my sports drink of choice because the aid station had some nasty drink from a sponsor. yuck.

good luck. you're going to do great this weekend. glad to hear the temps are cooperating a bit better. :)

Mendy said...

So funny, Marcy! True. Running a marathon for a training run is just nuts to me, but I'm not Robin, the running queen! I'm so happy for you and I know you're going to have a wonderful run out there!

I have no idea about the drop bags, but think it's an excellent idea for ya!

See Zanne Run said...

omg! you are running a marathon this weekend? oh girl. you amaze me.

i don't know a thing about drop bags. can't wait to find out what they are ...

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Good luck with the marathon! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Phil said...

Best of luck this weekend at your marathon. I think you are now officially a running maniac

I don't have a clue what to do with the drop bags. But there are plenty of folks out there that do.

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

You crazy kids and your marathon "training" runs! I am too late to help, not like I could have, with the drop bags, but I can't wait to hear all about it!