As we approach the final week before the NCHR, there are several last minute things you can do to improve your performance - that have nothing to do with running.
- Hydrate. Pay attention to drinking enough water every day in the days leading up to the race. Don't go thirsty and don't leave it until the last minute to drink up.
-Pre-race meal. For dinner the night before the race and breakfast prior DO NOT eat anything you are unaccustomed to. For dinner, have a decent (but not too decent) sized meal with adequate carbohydrate to prevent any rough patches on your journey the next day. Breakfast should be two hours prior to your race and should be a meal you have eaten before a run many times during your training.
- Sleep. Avoid late nights and aim for seven or more hours sleep per night.
- Taper. The final week should taper so that you are doing easier runs and your final workout should be at least three days prior to your race to avoid soreness.
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