‘Either you run the day or the day runs you!’
Jade Robertson is the founder of fashion & lifestyle blog, Just Jade. She is also one of the #RaceSquad members for Capegate Clicks Charity Run, on 14 October.
Here she shares her top tips for getting race-Day ready:
- Train regularly before your race-day. Try and build up to your race by running a few times a week, help your body get used to the distance and pace you’d like to run at.
- In the weeks before set weekly targets for yourself.
- Be sure to rest in between your training days, recovery and rest are as important as training.
- Try and stick to a healthy and balanced diet.
- Before your run, you should start with a 5 – 10 min warm up of either walking or light jogging.
- Don’t neglect hydration. You need to be hydrated for a race, regardless of the distance, and regardless of the weather. Many runners don’t hydrate enough in colder weather.
- Race day is not the day to break in a new pair of shoes or run in shorts or tops that you have not run in before. If you have new shoes or new apparel you want to race in, make sure you have done several runs in them before race day.
- What you wear during a race is important. Do not overdress. A good rule is to dress as if the weather is 15 degrees cooler than it actually is—this is about how much your body will warm up once you start running.
- When stretching before the race do not stretch cold muscles.
AUTHOR: Text supplied