by Francine Labiran (Fit Life With Fran)
With the Sweat with Your Sole 5k/10k race approaching, you probably already know the importance of proper training in order to make sure both your body, and mind are in top shape. Here are a 3 tips to prepare for race day.
Make It Personal
The idea of using a mantra to get yourself motivated might seem cliché, but they can actually be extremely helpful. Use your mantra as your personal motivator throughout the race. Think about a mantra before the race and make it something personal and powerful that will keep you going - everything from, “I won’t stop!” to “one step at a time”.
Get The Right Fuel
About three days before you have to run, take a look at your diet. Three days before your race, load up on complex carbs, like whole wheat bread and whole grain pasta. This will give your body enough time to break them down and digest before the race. Two days before you run, switch to simple carbs but have less of them, and one day before the race, continue with those simple carbs. You’ll head into your run feeling energized, with enough fuel to carry you through the entire course.
Dress To Be Cool
A good rule of thumb for race wear is to pick something you’d wear as if it were 15-20 degrees warmer outside than it actually is. Your body temperature will make up the difference. Atlanta can get pretty hot and the last thing you want to do during a race is overheat.
Follow these 3 tips and you’ll be able to run better than you may have ever expected! See you ladies at the race!!