I ran my long run yesterday (more on that tomorrow) and discovered part way into the run that I had forgotten to fully charge my Garmin. My oversight got me thinking that I should make a checklist so I don’t forget to do these things the night before, and I wanted to share my checklist with you.
During marathon training, I like to do a little bit of carb loading the night before my long runs. It helps me practice fueling for race day. I also like to check the weather forecast and use the Runner’s World What to Wear tool if I’m not sure how much coverage/layering I’ll need to stay comfortable.
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What’s on your long run checklist?
Do you eat or drink coffee before your runs?
I usually just grab a gel if it’s a longer run so I can get out the door.
How early do you go to bed before a long run?