Today is the day before my first half marathon. I’m excited and nervous all at the same time. I have done other races 5K, 10K, and a 15K. I feel semi-ready for tomorrow. I just wish I would have fit in a few more runs in the past three weeks. As for the pre-day race I have a routine that I like to follow to prepare myself for the big day.
Top Tips To Be Race Day Ready
Relax – For the most part try to take it easy for the day. Don’t overload yourself with chores, lots of standing or walking. Just take it easy and enjoy the day.
Short Run – I do like to do two miles the day before my race. That is the ONLY thing I do. This may not be for everyone. Listen to your body and if you need a full day of rest, take it.
Pick up your packet – Head to the event location and pick up all your race day information. If you have any questions about the event, make sure to ask them all at pick up. So, you are well prepared.
Look over the course map – Get familiar with your race. You don’t need to memorize it but, it’s just good to be prepared.
Get everything together for your race – You typically have to be up before the sun for your race. This means you should have all of your race day items ready to go.
Make a motivating playlist – I can’t run without music!!! This is a must for me.
Eat Healthy – Eat your fruits, veggies, carbs and protein. Do NOT try any new foods or supplements. You don’t want to be sick the night of your race.
Drink lots of water – You want to make sure you are well hydrated for your race. Taking in water the day before is a great way to help you prepare.
Get a good night sleep – Try to get to bed a decent time. You will be up early and it will be a long day.
Now get out there and have a great race. You will rock it!