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!

Drink water

It’s really important to hydrate yourself in the days before run so your body is healthy and ready to run!

Zzzzz

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!

Eat early

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!

Go early

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!