New Jersey State Triathlon - 07.21 & 07.22.18

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Getting Race Day Ready - Part 2

Getting Race Day Ready – Part 2 

I hope you liked my tips for getting race day ready – I have a few more to add to the list to make sure you are 100% ready to run on race day!

1- The week of the race I do a little light running to ward off the craziness from  taper madness. My training plan usually calls for a few 2-3 mile runs during the week to relieve some tension and keep my body loose - A little bit goes a long way & it works for me to feel my best for race day!

2- The week of the race I try to stay off my feet as much as possible {minus a few training runs}. It’s seriously easier said than done because I get so excited about the race & if I am visiting a new city it’s hard not to walk around and explore, but whenever I give my legs some extra rest, they always perform better on race day.

3- Whenever I am running a new race route, I always spend some time mapping out where my support system will be. It’s important for me to communicate with my friends & family the best places for us to see each other so we are all on the same page. I tell them my planned pace for the race &  I just love having my support system at each and every race – it’s such a treat to look forward to seeing them and gives me something to focus on during the run.

At the same time it is also important to remember not to depend on seeing anyone at certain points, ever. Knowing where to look for your friends and family, but keep the mentality that if you don’t see them for some reason everything will still be ok. Sometimes the craziness of the race day festivities can cause delays - Don’t let not seeing your loved ones affect your race.

4- Another little rule I have - No booze during race week!  If I must indulge in a drink or two the week of I always keep it light and DEFINITELY no drinks for me 48 hours prior. Lots & lots {and lots!} of water to stay hydrated!

5- Check, recheck and triple check the weather! The weather can make or break a race! I have been lucky enough not to have to deal with much rain on my races, even though I did run my first Half Marathon in the rain. Either way, its always good to be prepared for any type of change in the weather!


These are just a few of the things I do before my races and how I will be prepare to run my best! If you have any Race Week Tips to share, I would love to hear them!

Happy Racing!

Leslie currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband and her little dog.  She shares her adventures in healthy living in the city on her personal blog, And Her Little Dog Too