Become a Couch Potato
While too much time on your feet can be detrimental, a short workout is better than none at all the day before a race, says sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald, author of 80/20 Running. “A sensible format is 20 minutes at low intensity followed by four to six hard efforts lasting 15 seconds apiece. This will relieve mental and physical tension and keep the body primed for performance.” Whether it’s a shakeout run, a quick spin to loosen the legs, or a warm-up lap of the lake, a mini session the day before will keep you sharp for the race day’s efforts.
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