Join your local Team Challenge through CCFA. They supply a coach to the team with a VERY detailed schedule about
16 weeks out. As far as race day you'll have plenty of water stations:)
I did the 2010 Vegas Half for CCFA and I cannot say enough about
the program! Raising the $ was easier than I thought (they help with that, too) and when you run as a team there is great support both during training and on race day.
You can stash water along your route, if you think you'll need it, but it will really depend on you, the heat and time of day you run. I always trained early in the am and carried a bottle and stashed a bottle on my route. I didn't have any issues with being able to stay hydrated. I love Sports Beans but you'll have to find what you like for nutrient/electrolyte replacement while running.
I wasn't a runner but about
a year before I joined the team I started on my own...and I am glad to say I am one for life now
Oh, and I just wore a pair of those tight shorts under my running shorts and I never had a problem with my pouch banging around...you can try a few different styles to find one you like.
Race day in Vegas is 'electrifying' to quote my friend who appears on the Team Challenge video
and the temperature and course is awesome...definitely consider it...
Let me know if you have any other questions:)
formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!