But I still love it.
Hopefully you’ve been training hard and are ready to rock a PB, but you know what? Even if your training has mostly consisted of running for the bus, you’re still going to have a great time. Why? Because it’s the best damn race on the calendar!
Now I’m not exactly one of these LEGENDS that has run every single City2Surf since it’s inception, but I’ve done enough to know that wherever you are on the spectrum of runners, there are some things you should be thinking about around now. And here are my top six:
Last minute running questions?
This Tuesday (August 5) Lululemon is hosting ‘Ask a Run Coach, Live’ on their Facebook page (right here). From 4.30-5.30pm you’ll have the opportunity to chat to Lulu ambassador and running fiend Greg Stark, and get answers to those annoying questions that have been plaguing you.
Your race day outfit
This is actually more important than you might think. If you’re wearing a new outfit, I recommend you trial it before the big day – chafing is basically the spawn of the devil, and not something you want to contend with come race day. It’s probably not going to be a surprise to hear that I run in Lulu – their Run Inspire tights and a racerback singlet are my pieces of choice. I’ve got a new pair of On running shoes too, so assuming all goes well on a couple of training runs this week, I’ll be rocking them come Sunday.
Your running playlist
Do not underestimate this! I don’t tend to hit play on my iPod until close to Heartbreak Hill, and then I like to pump something loud and powerful to carry me those two terrible kilometres. I like a nice mixture of old and new. And let’s face it, you can never go wrong with a bit of Meatloaf.
Bondi is one big party post-race, so if you’re planning on sticking around for a celebratory drink or 10, might I recommend you plan your venue. Everywhere fills up pretty quickly, and you don’t want to be left roaming the streets alone with your medal.
So you know how you’re getting to Bondi Beach, but do you know how you’re going to get home? There are a lot of road closures so (depending how long you’re sticking around after the race) public transport could be the way to go. Check out the road closures and public transport info here.
Enjoy the lead up
(This one if probably a memo to myself as much as to anyone else)
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself this week! Goals are awesome, but don’t focus on them so much that you forget this is actually a FUN run.
See you at the finish line Team.