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Thank you, everyone! My husband made waffles this morning, and I know that those usually sit well with me, so I had a half waffle with some cooked apples about 2 hours before race time. That worked well.

I was definitely a slow, fat runner. If I had been about a minute faster, I would have taken 3rd place for my age group. If I were 6 months older, I would have taken first place for my age group. I am happy that I was able to jog the entire distance. I even jogged the one hill. It may have been the world's slowest jog, but it wasn't a walk.

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Totally agree with the advice below, just stick to what you know, don't do anything that will upset your system too much. Remember to hydrate before the run, drink little and often so you won't need to visit the loo. Good luck!!

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11/2/13 1:04 A

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Hi, Beth,

Don't do anything different from what you have been. Race day is not a good time to change up a routine that your body has become accustomed to.

Bring a Clif bar, or something like that, to ward off the hungrier and help energize you during the run.

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I asked this on the regular message boards, too. I just started "running" over the last couple of months. I've done two 5Ks, and tomorrow I'll run my first 13K. It's not about speed right now--just finishing. :-)

I have run 13K in practice before, but this will be at 9:30 am, and I'm not sure what to eat, how much to eat, or how early to eat. Usually, I eat my regular breakfast of oatmeal and fruit at about 8:00 am. Then I teach preschool until noon. I'll eat an apple quickly and head out about 12:15. This seems to work out ok for me, but if I'm starting at 9:30 am, what would you recommend?

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