This Saturday, I will be running the Surfin’ Santa 5 miler. It’ll be my first “twilight” race, as it starts at 4pm. I’m excited at the prospect of a race that is not in the morning, since I’m not a morning person, but I’m a little unsure how to fuel properly for this race.
The course will take through the Christmas lights at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Christmas and running combined?! What could be better? I’m really excited about this one. I love running new races!
I am nervous about the weather. We are supposed to get rain on Saturday night and its supposed to be in the low 40s. Yuck. I’ve been so beyond lucky, that I’ve never run a race in rain. Its rained right before, and right after, but never during the race.
Also important to note: this is my first 5 miler! I’ve done plenty of 8ks, which we all know are basically a 5 miler, but not actually (4.97)! So technically, whatever time I get will be a PR!
Any tips on how to fuel for a night-time race? Any tips for racing in the rain?