Sunday, April 27, 2014

7 Days to your Best Race

Taper time. After 93 marathons, I have really now love the taper week: more time to catch up with housework, friends, and primarily to rest! 

My next marathon is Fargo ND May 9th. It will be my hopefully 94th marathon and 46th Sub Four Hour Fifty State. Below I will share some tips for the week leading up to the race! 

1) Focus on rest; I cannot stress this enough. Do not run more- less! Try to go to bed an hour earlier each night pre race week. Your entire body will be happier and your muscles will be able to replenish during slumber. 

2) eat well: Nourish your body with natural filling foods. Carbs are good and as running people we use them daily. Try to to overload the night before. I always eat early on race night- 4pm. This makes me feel lighter on race day . Try to drink a lot if water and Electrolyte drink during the week, the key is moderation and whole foods. 

3) Positive: Staying positive during this week is needed for a prime race. All the training and hard work is done. You are ready to race and to PR. The mind may worry, but throw negative thoughts away.  You are in Beast Mode. 

Tips: have packed your racing clothes and shoes days out. Try to use race week to prepare and to relax! Pack extra safety pins and your snacks ! 

Next week I will post another blog of what to think about during the marathon to help you to PR!

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