Friday, April 14, 2006

Saturday Night's alright (for sleeping and eating)

The Boston Marathon is Monday, otherwise known as Patriot's Day here in Massachusetts. It is a Boston holiday but sadly not one celebrated by my workplace. We stick to the major holidays and the days the stock market is closed (like Good Friday).
 
Even though Elton John sang:
"Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)"

It's getting late have you seen my mates
Ma tell me when the boys get here
It's seven o'clock and I want to rock
Want to get a belly full of beer
Marathoners would be better off getting a spaghetti dinner and a good nights sleep.
 
The spaghetti dinner provides the carbo load the body will require.
 
A good full night of sleep will pay big dividends on race day. The night before the night before the race is more important than the night before the race. Your nerves can control the night before. It is human nature to feel this. You have trained for so long, it all comes down to this day. What will the weather be like? Will I be ready?
 
Yes, you will be. You are.
 
You have done what you could to get here. Rest the night before the night before (yes, that's Saturday night) after your good pasta dinner.
 
Relax with the family and friends on Sunday. And then Monday, turn those butterfly nerves into the tiny winged feet you have seen and use them to power your race.
 
It is your day!
 
Make it a good one!
 
 
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