Monday, December 29, 2008

Tips for Honolulu marathon runners

This year, Honolulu marathon stated in a tropical storm. Heavy rain continued for 2 hours after the start time, and after sunrise, it became really hot and humid. Here are 3 tips I learned: What I should have done to prepare better for the Honolulu marathon.

1) Wear a disposable poncho when it rains.
When your body is completely wet while waiting for start, it will reduce your running ability. Try not to be completely wet if it is raining before start.

2) Bring an extra pair of running socks.
When you start running in the tropical storm, your shoes and socks will be mess. Carry on an extra pair of running socks with you. Look at my shoe after the run. So messy.

3) Carry on something to eat.
There will be bunch of water stations waiting for you. You don't have to worry about water. However, there is no place you can get something to eat. It is a long run, it is wise to carry on something to eat.

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