Eat a Big, Late Meal
“If you are running a hometown race there is no need to go out with friends for a pre-race dinner,” says Laros. “Simply stay home, prepare your food, eat, lay out your race day clothes, gear, and nutrition, set multiple alarms and go to bed.” Whatever you can do to keep things as close to your training routine as possible will pay off on race day – meaning, during your training season, you should treat your weekend long workout as a practice run for race day. The night before your race should thus be a carbon copy of that pre-established ritual. If you are racing away from home, Laros recommends making an early reservation at a restaurant close to your hotel. “Remember that the celebration is post-race, so don’t linger,” he says.
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