The thread title pretty much says it all. On what will probably prove to be a fatally misguided whim*, I signed up for the inline skating incarnation of the Long Beach marathon scheduled for 10/16. This will be the longest course I’ve rollerbladed in…ever, so any advice you folks can offer would be appreciated.
Specifically, I’m curious about carbo-loading, whether it really works, and if so, how to do it properly. Also, what should I eat or drink the morning of the race? (Which is at 6:45 AM. Ick.)
I’ll also need to get a helmet, which I haven’t worn since I was a kid, so recommendations here would be great as well.
Other than that, just wish me luck. I’m pretty sure I can finish the course, it’s just a matter of whether or not it’ll still be Sunday when I do.
- Fear not, I’m being largely facetious. I’m in fairly good shape, so my health shouldn’t be in any immediate danger. My pride, OTOH…