Whether you want to admit it or not, if you’re a runner you’re a creature of habit.
We all are.
Once we figure out what works for us on race day, and we do everything we can to avoid deviating from our script.
For me personally, I’ve found that what works for me for longer races is getting up early enough to eat a legitimate breakfast before my race.
And no, a legitimate breakfast isn’t a half of a bagel with a schmear of peanut butter and banana slices on it.
In my world, a legitimate breakfast is 3-4 eggs, preferably fried but scrambled/omelet works in a pinch, with home fries and grits.
And coffee. Lots of coffee.