Before you hit the road or trail, check the weather (duh) and cross-check it with the guide below, designed by Avila and New York City-based certified fitness instructor Michael Olzinski, who teaches an outdoor running class at Equinox.
Impossibly easy to make-DIY waterproof homemade race pace band- takes less than five minutes to make. Link to a template for both marathon, half marathon, and in miles or km. These are a must if you want to stay on pace during a race.
Prep for a half marathon Williams Hungerford just saw someone pin this. Its a great checklist of must haves! Besides water the body glide i think is a key item! Seriously a MUST HAVE (ill need this stuff when I do the Tough Mudder in Feb)