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Preparing For The Big Race
Preparing For The Big Race

Okay, so you’re fast approaching race day and you’re wondering how should I prepare?

Stop stressing – 5k and 10k are largely community events you spend the day with friends and strangers and feel good that you are doing something healthy, do not stress about possibility of coming last, many people actually walk the events, its all about having FUN!

Don’t do anything new. Race week isn’t the time to try new shoes, new food or drinks, new gear, or anything else you haven’t used on several prior workouts. Stick with the routine that works for you.

Get off your feet. In the days before you race, try to stay off your feet as much as possible. Relax, and leave the lawn mowing or shopping or sightseeing for after the race.

Graze, don’t chow down. Rather than devouring a gigantic bowl of pasta the night before the race, which could upset your stomach, try eating carbs in small increments throughout the day before the race. Eat what works best for you – what has given you a boost on your regular weekly  workouts. On the big day, do not eat much 2 hours before the race – try a fruit smoothie – and avoid excessive fibre to avoid GI upsets.

Hydrate the day before! It is very important to make sure you’re taking in enough water before beginning your race, especially here in North Queensland.

Lastly, prepare yourself to arrive early! Get to the race at least one hour before the starting time. This way you’ll have time to pick your number (if you don’t already have it), use the porta-potty, and warm-up. You don’t want to be running to the starting line!

Good Luck!

 

 

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