Pearls of Wisdom for your best road race:
- You should have trimed your toenails this evening, if not slightly trim them tonight (Friday).
- REST …LET YOUR LEGS BE FRESH AND RESTED
- Don’t do anything new or out of the ordinary.
- Remember, to Get plenty of rest , rule of thumb-it’s two days prior to your race that really counts, that includes your intake of carbs.
- Hydrate with water and your electrolytes.
- Don’t try to make up what you missed, if you do more you’ll get injured.
- HAVE FUN….YOU’RE A LEAN MEAN ATHLETIC RUNNING MACHINE 🙂 We Train insane so we don’t remain the same.
Cool-down after your race, WHY?
- Cool down runs helps you “the runner” avoid cramping and stiffness by removing “waste products” via lactate. Your easy run will allow most of the lactate produced to be eliminated and will speed your recovery time.
- Your cool-down run will also allow for your blood pressure and body temperature to stabilize back to normal levels. When you’re running, your legs are acting as “pumps” into your cardiovascular system. If you suddenly stop running after a long hard run, then your “pumps” are stopped and blood will flow into your lower extremities, which may result in fainting.
“Read the Road” for Tangents. It’s very important that you run smart and efficient.
We’ve run this before and have “RTR” “Read the Road” for Tangents. It’s very important that you run smart and efficient.
What’s a “tangent”? According to Webster (along with several math dictionaries), a tangent is a line that touches a curve at one point without cutting across it. Below are several examples of tangents. Think about your running routes and our training, we ran “straight” lines where appropriate, keeping safety first at all times. When you’re racing your event on Saturday, read the road and mind the tangents, run the “straight” lines for efficiency.
And remember, Every finish line is the Beginning of a New Race.