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What you could learn by making your next race a "practice race"

What you could learn by making your next race a "practice race"

Start line carbs : My HR shoots up in mile one, which means immediately I’m dipping in to carbs. I’m going try try sipping a sports drink while standing in the coral. Warm Up : A longer warm up will really help my legs be ready to go in those first few miles. Without it I can tell I’m pushing really hard to hit my desired pace…I tend to skip it thinking I’m wasting energy, but that’s backfiring. Water stations : These continue to be an issue for me as I break stride and then have trouble getting back without my HR soaring. This is whether I stop for water or am trying just to get around the other runners…I think just patience and practice here. Start closer : I tend to start farther back in the pack to keep from going out to fast, but then waste a lot of time dodging people to pick up the pace. In this race I had the guts to start farther forward and it was worth it. Overt...

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