All systems ready for launch. Just a short shakeout run left on Saturday morning. My legs were feeling good. They’re ready to race.
You know how they say don’t try anything new on race day? Well, I had neglected to figure out how I was going to carry all my gels. I normally bring two and stuff them in the little pocket inside my shorts. Since I’m going to take them more often for this marathon, I need to put four of them somewhere.
Enter the SPIbelt I’ve had in the closet and never used. I took it out and packed it with gels today to make sure if felt okay and was easy enough to open. It looks like a sausage attached to my back, but the black-on-black makes it barely noticeable. It was bouncing around a little more than I would like at first, but I tightened the straps and it was better. Worst case I can ditch the belt, stick two in my shorts and carry two in my hands.
I was also channeling any mojo I could squeeze from my Chicago Marathon t-shirt. Are we all ready to rock this thing?