Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!! Make sure that your body is fully filled with water so that you are topped up
Get to bed early a few nights before and get some good rest. Your body needs to conserve that energy to push you through race day
Load on your carbohydrates! Carbs = SUGAR, Sugar = ENERGY!!!
Don’t overdo it! Take the day before to completely relax – put your feet up, maybe get a massage, have a bath – take the weight off and save all of that energy for the race!
Prepare for race day – clip your toenails, get your bib, your number, and your energy gels ready
For breakfast eat whatever you have been eating before your other runs. Stick with what you know & what your body is used to. Now is not the time to experiment!
You might feel like you want to collapse onto the floor once you have finished but keep your legs moving & walk a little before you reach a standstill. Join us for Hip + Hamstring Heaven to give your legs the juicy stretches they will need.
Replenish !! Within around 30 mins of finishing eat some carbohydrates & protein. If you don’t fancy food, a nutrient-rich smoothie is a great choice!
Hydrate hydrate hydrate !! Replenish your body with the fluids it has lost.
Replenish your energy with carbs – PIZZA ANYONE?
Give your body time to recover – slow down, rest & take some time out.
You might feel a bit of a comedown. That’s absolutely normal. You had so much focus on training & the race that once it’s all over there feels like there’s a bit of a void. Keep reminding yourself of your achievement. Set a new goal, pick a new race & focus on that!