Half Marathon Race Day Tips to Improve Your Day - MyFitWorld

Half Marathon Race Day Tips to Improve Your Day

TURN TO THE BRIGHT SIDE

More and more people, even in their mature years, are taking up running as a lifestyle. As a result, there are increasingly more events promoting this physical activity, ranging from trail running and obstacle races to half marathons, marathons, and even ultra marathons where recreational runners can go for up to 6 hours without stopping. It's truly impressive! The discipline that poses the biggest challenge for most recreational runners is definitely the half marathon. Just as with any goal you want to achieve, the first thing that's necessary is a well-prepared plan that you will follow Assuming you've followed the entire plan, prepared well, and finally, the race day has arrived! Today, we're writing to you about the details that matter on race day, which many overlook but can significantly affect your feeling during the run and completely change your overall impression.

Today, we're writing to you about the details that matter on race day, which many overlook but can significantly affect your feeling during the run and completely change your overall impression.

Best race day tips

Ask any experienced runner for their best race day tips and it almost always includes “don’t start too fast” and “don’t try anything new on race day”.

While those two tips are critically important, they skip over a whole host of other mistakes which we’ve all had to learn the hard way and thus maybe block out, not relaying them to you.

These running tips apply whether you’re running a 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon or more!

Unless you prefer to learn things the hard way, here are 4 mistakes to avoid for a great race and almost all of these tips have an additional article that dives in to detail.

Find the one you’re most concerned about and get all the tips to have your best marathon morning.

Half Marathon Race Day Tips to Improve Your Day

Mistake 1: Big Pre-race Dinner

Mistake 2: Complicated Layers

Next up is what to remember on race morning: throw away clothes.

Don’t waste energy shivering while waiting at the start line. Always bring a few layers that you can discard in the donation piles as the race countdown begins.

Now that you have clothes you can toss at the start line, consider how you’ll feel as you warm up during the race.

Avoid tying anything around your waist; the extra material will become frustrating as the miles progress and fatigue sets in.

Pick up inexpensive gloves and a long-sleeve shirt. The few dollars spent are worth the added comfot.

Garbage bags are also an easy way to stay warm and repel water if it’s raining!

Double-check anything with zippers to ensure they won’t rub or bother you on race day.

Mistake 3: Underestimating Chafing

Mistake 4: Skipping Electrolytes

Conclusion: Marathon Race Day Tips

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