I recently saw this post on several blogs, so I thought it would be fun to answer, and even more fun to anticipate my answers in a year’s time, after my Paris Marathon 2016.
1. Location : Trail, road or indoors ? I prefer mixing things up and do all three, so in order of preference I prefer trail / paths, road then the treadmill.
After marathon training ? I will probably feel the same about this, as I have a very strong preference for running outside.
2. Time of day : morning, noon or evening ? I am definitely a morning person, so I prefer to exercise in the morning, but for safety reasons, I never go out too early and always ensure there are people around, so that often means later in the day. Very few people are early runners in France !
After marathon training ? I am sure it will still be morning !
3. Weather : sunshine, mild or hot ? Anything but rain. I HATE running in the rain. My drowned rat look :
After marathon training ? I will probably have run in the rain often and come to accept this reality.
4. Fuel : before, after, during ? I always fuel before. As I prefer running in the morning, I always eat breakfast really early and as soon as I know other people will be out and I have digested a bit, off I go. I have yet to experiment with fueling during long races. My usual go to breakfast is protein pancakes, almond butter, half a banana and a big cup of coffee :
After marathon training ? I will have become an expert in Cliff bars & Gu.
5. Accessories : music, watch & more ? I always run with music and my Nike GPS watch and am extremely upset if I forget to charge either and have to go without.
After marathon training ? There will probably be other accessories in my life… Spiebelt ? backpack ? handheld water bottles ?
6. Rewards : Food, wine or … ? the biggest reward I get is my health, and even if I am in my forties, I feel 30 years old and that’s the best reward ever.
7. Type of run : long, tempo, intervals, hill repeats, progression or recovery / easy ? I’m not too picky. I love hills because I can feel my muscles working differently, I like intervals for the variety, and I like long runs because I go slow and feel good about what I have accomplished when I finish.
After marathon training ? I am anticipating that I will come to really not like long runs… but we’ll see !
Pick and answer one of the above questions for yourself… or ask me other questions !
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