The Road2Hope road race series is almost here….just a few more sleeps! As many of our members, staff and supporters get ready to race in support of ywcaencore, our running coach, Coach Kim, has some great last minute advice. Thanks Coach!
Kim’s TOP TEN Race Week Prep Ideas
#1 Stay off your feet as much as possible when you are running your last couple of efforts (avoid standing in one place)
#2 Elevate your legs in the evening or when you can
#3 Maintain a happy and positive mood…..do fun things!
#4 Try not to change your diet too drastically this week. Simply cut back on excess fats and fiber
#5 Sip plain water frequently
#6 Start laying out everything you think you might need on race day (it’s November, so think in terms of layers and gloves)
#7 Start telling all your friends and loved ones about the great run you are going to have and where they can cheer for you on race day!
#8 Stretch frequently and gently, but avoid static stretching on the morning of your race (dynamic R.O.M. is fine)
#9 Attend a Yoga class or at least breathe deeply several times a day!
#10 Visualise your event and see yourself crossing the line smiling, happy and healthy!
Best wishes for a safe and successful day to one and all.