You’ve signed up for it! You’ve logged the training miles! You have beat your personal best! You have ran and trained even when you did not want to:- and now…..all these preparation will pay off with race day quickly approaching. Whether this is your first race, or your last, taking on a race can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking experience.
Here are some helpful tips that will help you to maximize the enjoyment when you are running the miles and make IJM Half Marathon stress free!
Walk or cross train for 30 to 60 minutes. Run or drive the course and review a map of it online.Familiarizing yourself with the hills, turns, and final stretch helps you plan your strategy.
Run easy for 30 minutes. Do 2 or 3 one-minute accelerations to wake up your legs.
Spend 30 minutes cross-training to channel nervous energy. Organize logistics. Know how to get to the event, when to arrive and where to park.
Run for 30 minutes and visualize running strong to the finish….Read motivational runner’s stories (ehem…..like mine…) it will inspire you!
Walk for 30 minutes. Mentally rehearse your race-day plan. Visualize lining up, starting slowly and using your run/ walk strategy from the beginning.
Go for a 20 minute walk, then chill out. Get organized; Set your alarm; lay out your running gear, fluid, and snacks, pin the bib number; lace the timing chip; and prep your breakfast.
Warm up by walking to the starting line and spend the first mile of the race easing into your pace. Remember to look around and soak up the Good Vibes!
HAVE A GREAT RUN @ IJM HALF MARATHON, SEREMBAN 2, NEGERI SEMBILAN!