Relaxed and ready to race: arrangements, Sunday 18th Feb

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Congratulations, you’ve got to the start line! OK, so you have not actually run the Brighton Half Marathon yet. But for all of you feeling nervous and wondering whether you can do it, remind yourself where you started.

Just a little under four months ago, many of you started training with us having only just completed a 5k. You faced hills with trepidation, and worried about going on long runs in case you got left behind. And now? You may still face hills with a worried face but you do them. And now 5-8miles seem like a relaxing stroll in the park.

So whoever you are, whichever race you are doing, if you worry whether you can do it just remind yourself of all you have achieved and know that you can.

Anyway, enough of the cheese, on to the practical stuff.

This week, all of you should be ensuring you hydrate well every day (don’t wait until 8am on race day to neck 2 litres of water), eating well and crucially, sleeping well too. Make sure you know exactly what you are going to wear on the start line (wear a layer that you can throw a way so that you can keep warm while in the starting pens), what pace you are going to aim for, and where you are going to meet your fellow FitBitches of course.

The arrangements for the day:

Arrive: 8am to drop your bags at the baggage drop which is to be found opposite Peter Pan Playground on Madeira Drive.

Warm up: 8.15am Peter Pan Playground – come and meet us, Rachael, Kate and Melissa for a pre-race warm up and pep talk. If you’re running late text 07855 742195 (if you want to have any pics taken or leave your phone with anyone, I’m not running and so I’m happy to keep hold of stuff for you).

Stretch down (and final finisher’s pictures you know me!) after the race by Peter Pan.

If you are going to join us for the warm up pre-race pep talk PLEASE COMMENT HERE so we know to look out for you. Any pre-race jitters, worries, questions about training or nutrition, comment here and we will answer.

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22 responses to “Relaxed and ready to race: arrangements, Sunday 18th Feb

  1. I’ll be there, thanks Jenny

  2. I will be there. I ran about 4.5 miles yesterday, do I need to run tomorrow or nothing till Sunday? (I haven’t got the plan). Thanks

    • Hi Else, you have the Brighton Half Marathon plan don’t you? you should just be following that for now.
      You don’t need to run tomorrow but it’s also up to you. It is fine to go for a short run 4-5miles just to keep your body moving so you feel ‘in touch’ as it were, with your body.

  3. I will be there for the warm up and pep talk.

  4. Will be there for warm up and talk 😉

  5. I will be there too, see you Sunday

  6. I will be there for pep talk and warm up – looking forward to it!

  7. I’ll be there as well.

  8. I will be there! (trembling with anticipation)

  9. I’ll be there for warm up…. feel slightly panicked already! xtor

  10. Hi see you all for warm up!! 😉

  11. I’ll be there trying to remain calm 🙂

  12. Jeannie Hignell

    Planning to be there too (but will have my friend Steve with me who’s also running and has come from Gloucestershire so wondering if he can warm up with us? If not no worries!)

  13. What kind of layer do you recommend for when we are in the holding pen?

  14. Charlotte Cumming

    I haven’t been to any fitbitch sessions recently (sorry) but will join you for the pre-race bit if that’s ok! thanks 🙂

  15. Grumit & I should be there for warm up x I might be a teeny bit late though x

  16. I’ll be there. x

  17. Will see you there ! Why do my legs feel so heavy argh !! 🙂

  18. I’ll be there for the warm up Sue x

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