There are a lot of things happening in the weeks before a running race, be it a marathon or a 5k only. Training, proper nutrition, tapering, preparing the clothes and shoes, preparing for the trip if the race is not in your city, etc. All of these might make everything seem overwhelming.
Today I will share with you what I do to make sure every race is a success. I don’t know about you, but having everything in order helps me stay focus on the race and ultimately finish with a great time.
This is my checklist:
I won’t be concerned about protein bars, gels or vitamin water. The race organizers usually offer these for everyone participating in the race so you can grab a drink or something to eat at those stops. Also there are plenty of these at the end so feel free to reward yourself after or during the race.
It’s also recommended and a lot of athletes are doing it, eating plenty of carbs after the race like a burger with fries. Be generous with yourself, you’ve been though a lot of hard work to be here.
Congratulations for preparing for your race properly and for finishing! Good job!