We are super excited to get out running for the Women’s Mini Marathon this Bank holiday Monday! See below for some handy pre-race tips to ace the run!
6 Mini Marathon Prep Tips
Get Race Ready!
Unislim's essential prep tips for The Ladies Mini Marathon
The mini marathon is only days away and all your hard work/training are going to pay off! Give yourself the extra edge with these last minute prep tips!
Get your sleep in girl!
Nothing improves performance more than good quality sleep . Pre-race day aim to start winding down from 6 pm on-wards, and try to be in bed as early as possible. The room should be dark – keeping distractions at bay like phones or laptops in the bedroom. A top tip is to take 10 slow deep breaths in and out to help you relax, getting you into sleep mode.
Check all your gear
Now is not the time to be changing to trendy new runners or trying out a new sports bra! Go with what you know. That way on the day, you can be certain that everything has been tried and tested, and you are equiped for the next 10 km ahead.
Plan Your warm up and cool down
You might be nervous or rushing, but race day is like every other run and your warm up/cool down will save you a lot of pain later! Aim to get at least 5 minutes warm up stretching and a good 10 minute cool down – focusing on the hamstrings, glutes and calves.
Make your own Snacks!
A post race snack can be a life saver to stop gorging later in the day. A great little portable treat is our Healthy Coconut Mikado Balls! A easy recipe you can whip up the night before and have at the ready!
Plan your Breakfast
Make sure you stick with something you are used to! Have all your ingredients ready to go the night before so you get good quality carbs into you before the race. You can prepare this moreish Bircher recipe the night before for a quick eat-and-go brekki the next morning! Just don’t forget to try it before race day!
Staying hydrated is critical to your marathon performance. Dehydration leads to fatigue, headaches and muscle cramping. You should aim to take in 4 to 6 ounces of fluid every 20 minutes during the race. Make sure to bring your water bottle along with you to fill up at water stops. Don’t forget to drink lots of water the night before the race too!
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