Hey, hey! Even though I’m up at my normal time, today is a special Saturday—it’s race day! This morning, I’m running in the Nate Race, a local 5-K based in Canastota, NY. Serving as a memorial of Nate Holdridge, a runner throughout high school who was tragically killed in an auto accident in January 1996, this race highlights his “dream:” To one day see a track built in Canastota that his community could use to help showcase the sport of running.
Right now, it’s dark and dreary outside. It’s been raining on and off for about an hour, so hopefully, the weather clears up for the race. However, I did set my latest 5-K PR when it was down pouring in Geneva, so maybe I’m a rain runner. I guess we’ll see!
Here’s a look at my go-to pre-race breakfast.
Two cups of coffee (I’m already starting to water myself down) and a bowl of Kashi oatmeal. This oatmeal has a good balance of protein and carbs, and it’s easy to digest. The last thing a runner wants is their tummy acting up during a race.
Good luck to everyone who is running a race or doing a triathlon today! Are you running a race today? Which one? Do you run better in the rain?