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WanderingEng  ·  1114 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 30, 2018

I've only done one full marathon, so I'm not sure I have any great advice. You've done the training, and trust yourself and your body. You can definitely do this.

My race day routine is to have an energy bar, a bottle of Gatorade, and a cup of coffee in the morning. I like to get to the start area early, like 45 minutes before so I can use a portapotty. I don't like to feel rushed. I won't say that's ideal for everyone, but it's what I do.

thenewgreen  ·  1114 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have never done a full marathon. I have done several 10 mile races and a half marathon. I think the bathroom is the most under-discussed component of any long distance run. It's pretty important to get in a good poop prior to the run starting. If you have a 8am race time and you normally crap at 9am every day. I think it would be smart to begin waking up at 6am and trying to retrain your body to go to the bathroom at 7am. No joke.

Nothing is worse than having to crap mid run :)

I'm in the worst running shape ever. I applaud all of you.

Go get it, SeanBot!

WanderingEng  ·  1114 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I totally agree! That's where the coffee seems to help me. I get up pretty early to poop, eat, drink, and poop before leaving home. Then I pee at the race start as my hydration works its way through. I've never needed to poop during a race but have during training runs, and it sucks looking for a restroom.