Personally always have porridge and a couple of slices of malt loaf for breakfast - oh and a cup of coffee will help nature take it;s course (if ya know what I mean!)
Normally I'll have a big dollop of paella on Saturday night but as I'm off to a party tomorrow I'm going to have the paella tonight and stock up on the carby party snacks tomorrow!
You'll love the race - Johnny 2323 saiys it as it is "easy" There's so many people around, both taking part and spectating that you won't feel alone and there's always someone to tag onto when you start feeling the pressure.
There are good pace makers too at (I think) 5 minute intervals so hang on to one of those!
As far as I'm aware, all spare clothing is collected and given to the local shelter but don't quote me on that. I'm still going to be in long sleeves - I'm a bit of a big girl when it comes to cold and wet, and find that because I don't run that fast I struggle to maintain body temperature. Wokingham really wiped me out as I set out at 9 min mile pace, got cold, got even colder and did my last mile in just over 12 minutes! This time WILL be different!
Radio Berkshire has just given Reading Half weather for Sunday. 6 degrees with sunny spells and the occasional heavy shower. A bit breezy (guaranteed in your face down the dual carriageway) but should be OK - definitely better than Wokingham Half a few weeks ago - took me ages to get warm again!
That last part is a real test for me, from the downhill towards Matalan at (I think) around mile 10/11, then the drag along the dual carriageway - very slowly moving towards the Madejski - then knowing that you've got that last little loop and the slope up to the stadium is quite mentally challenging. You've got the pain of seeing the faster runners about a mile in front of you going the other way, then a few minutes later the schadenfreude of seeing the slower ones behind you as you are on the final part of the loop!
All made up for the feeling of being olympic champion as you are roared to the finish by the atmosphere in the madejski - love it!
I'm in - it'll be my 4th Reading. I'm doing Wokingham too in about 3 weeks time. I'll be coming in around 2hr 15. The first time I did Reading I was worried about being last with a time like that, but there were literally thousands of people finshing behind me. It's a brilliant race - always good fun and loads of support too. Training's been going OK and have a couple of 10 milers in the bag, plus hopefully Wokingham will stand me in good stead - I always find aI'm a minute or so faster at Reading than in Wokingham so we'll see!