THE WEEK BEFORE THE GREAT WOMEN's 10K
Keep to what you know
With regards to training, kit and food, – sore muscles, blisters or upset stomachs are not ideal run prep!
Get to know the route
Particularly as it's a new one this year! Walking, jogging or running the course is a good idea but if you cant do this, at least study the route map so you know where you’re going and what to expect!
Make sure you rest
Don’t do too much training (or partying) in the lead up to the run, your body needs to be as recovered and ready to go as possible!
It’s really important to hydrate yourself in the days before run so your body is healthy and ready to run!
Get your beauty sleep two nights before (as well as the night before) the race as who know what nerves might strike before the race
THE DAY BEFORE THE GREAT WOMEN's 10K
Graze don’t binge
Eat carbohydrates in small amounts through the day rather than one massive meal at night, this gives your body a better change to digest it!
Get your kit ready
Look out options for all weather conditions but make sure you have tested these out before the run as part of your training, you don't want blisters!
Get to bed early
Have a relaxing evening before the run and get prepared to go to sleep early. The better rested you are the easier the run will be.
RACE DAY – THE GREAT WOMEN's 10K IS HERE!
Preferably 2-4 hours but definitely not less than one hour before the run. Eat something you’re used to which is high in energy (but not fibre or fat) and easily digestible! See here for breakfast ideas!
Reduce all possible stress and get there in plenty of time to get parked, got to the toilet, and do your warm up! Warming up is vital, both to get mentally and physically prepared for the run, so make sure that you have at least 20 minutes for it.
Start at your own pace and stay there
Aim to keep moving and finish, it’s all about completing the run and raising money for a great cause!
Once you’ve completed the run (wooo!) – don’t stop moving immediately, keep moving, cool down, refuel and get warm.
Good luck everyone and I'll see you on the day!