September 21, 2016 william

15 Things You Must Do On The Day You Race

Prepping for a run? Let us save you time. Here’s what you should do to make it the best race of your life (until the next one!)

1.The Night Before

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Don’t waste your energy the morning of the race. Lay all your gear out the night before. That includes shoes, clothes, water bottle and (fully charged) electronics.

2.Set Your Alarm Extra Early

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You don’t want to feel rushed while getting ready so get up early, get dressed and make sure you have everything.

3.Go To The Bathroom

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You don’t want to feel rushed while getting ready so get up early, get dressed and make sure you have everything.

4.Ready Your Mind

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What’s the best way to prep your mind for a race? Some use music. While others find meditation works better.

5.Stick To The Plan

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Race day is not the time try something new. Follow your normal routine. No new drinks or breakfast foods today.

6.Pin Your Number On

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Attach it securely where it’s clearly visible.

7.Make Sure You Know How You’ll Get to The Starting Line

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Sounds simple, right? But, plan multiple routes in case of traffic. You don’t want to be late or rushed.

8.Double-Knot Your Shoes

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Make sure the ties are not too tight or too loose.

9.Hit The Bathroom One Last Time

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You can never use the bathroom too often before a race.

10.Line Up In The Proper Lane

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Line up appropriately. Faster runners are in front. Don’t be afraid to ask if you’re positioned properly. If you’re too far up, you can get trampled. If you’re too far back, you’ll waste precious moments weaving around people.

11.Respect Our National Anthem

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A lot of races will play this before a race. Take off your hat, put your hand over your heart and be polite.

12.Don’t Change Your Pace

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Don’t worry about the sprinters. Make a plan and stick to it. You’ll see those other guys when you pass them later.

13.Breathe

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 Your breathing should take on a rhythmic nature which is smooth and continuous throughout the course of the run.

14.Put One Foot In Front Of The Other

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Keep this up until you see the finish line! Ignore the other runners. You’re on your own journey.

15.You Did It!

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Time to celebrate!

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