Wednesday, July 3, 2013
7 Sirius Fitness Tips for Running the Costume Party Run Half Marathon (This Sunday)
1- Eat the Big meal at lunch rather than dinner...I learned this the hard way when I ate Heavy the night (7pm) before a race and "FELT IT" the next morning...not fun! You don't have to Carb Load, just eat a balanced "clean" meal...PIG OUT AFTER THE RACE! lol!
2- Get there early...I try to get there at least an hour before the start of the race. It's not cool to get there in rush mode just to have to get running within 10 minutes with no warming up, mental preparation or time for that "last minute" potty break.
3- Hydrate...Hydrate...Hydrate! Don't wait for the day of the race to start....drink more than your average a couple days prior to the race and (if you want) carry water in a hydration belt and if you don't like those (which I don't) make sure you drink water a EVERY water stop.
4- Pre-Race Fueling... Personally I drink a Verve (Healthy Energy Drink) prior to the race and/ or a 1/4 of a banana or some Gatorade "like" drink.
5- "In-race" fueling... Try an Island Boost "shot"...less sticky and chalky than "goo" and it is assists with a quick burst of energy from a "tasty" mixture of glucose, coconut water and Healthy "stuff"! I take mine at mile 7, 9 and 11 (if needed)
6- "Keep your eye on the prize" and...Remember your "WHY"...Why are you doing this? Think of the accomplishment...Goal...all the training...the cause...THE BLING! lol!
7- Afterwards we EAT for our ACCOMPLISHMENTS! (at 1pm~ Wear your Medal) Sushi Deli 1 ~ 228 W. Washington St., San Diego CA 92103