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Marathon Race Day - Tips from the Experienced


(Disclaimer - This Blog was written prior to COVID-19 so some ideas may not be suitable or available at this time)


Written by Ron New

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PLAN FOR RACE DAY

What are you doing on race day when it comes to:

  • Clothing?
Do you have your running kit sorted?
  • Bag check?
Are you taking a bag to the start? Do you know where to drop-of your bag, cut-off times, or have a supporter who can take care of your extras??
  • Nutrition?
Do you have extra gels/electrolytes
  • Gear belt?
Are you wearing one? What are you putting in it?
  • Timing device?
Are you using a Watch, phone or happy not to know

 

Eating on Marathon Race Day

It is important to have a Nutrition race day plan, know what you are going to be eating & drinking before the race, and make sure to trial within your training runs (to make sure your stomach can handle it).

I find the most important training run for this is on the Long Runs (generally over the weekends), trialling different foods, seeing what works and what doesn't to give me the best energy I need.

A great idea is to find out the drink & food offered on course well before the day (usually you can figure this out by the events sponsors), you should be able to buy the electrolyte that will be available on course, this way you can train with the exact nutrition that the event will be handing out.

DON'T TRY ANYTHING NEW ON RACE DAY!

Most Important Tip - Having Fun

What you are about to do is an AMAZING achievement, enjoy the journey, have FUN on the day, trust you will make it, think of the end goal & take in all that happens, nothing better than a great story to tell people & you really know what happened.


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Ron is not only a part of The Athlete's Foot team, but is also a running tragic & holder of an exclusive 6-star finisher medal (Completing all 6 major Marathons of New York, Berin, Chicago, Boston, London & Tokyo)
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Marathon Race Day - Tips from the Experienced
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Posted on 12-12-2020
By TheAtheletesFoot
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