Time: 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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You've picked your race
You've picked your plan to train for the race
You've executed against this plan, now it is a couple of days before the race
Have you checked out the course?
Read what other runners may have said.
Reviewed the map, driven the course... any number of ways to prepare
Worse case on race day, check with some of the runners warming upsee if they ran the course before and what they have to say about it
The Race day check list
- whatever you need
if you are traveling to the race, make a list for the trip
make a race day checklist
coordinate logistics with those also coming to the race with you
where are you going to meet after the race?
what is a back up plan in case the weather or something else interrupts this rendezvous
as part of your rest, the night before the night before is the most important day for sleep
not that you should party all week and then make it all up on what night
stay as normal as possible, go to bed earlier on the night before the night before
human nature being what it is, you will be nervous before the race
if you have traveled, you're not in your own bed, whether in a hotel or with a friend
you may not get a good night's sleep. hence, the importance of the night before the night before
if that is a good one, you should be okay for race day
finally, run negative splits.
start slowly, let the crowd work its way out to get some running room.
don't go crazy weaving around this one or that one, especially early on
you'll need that energy later