30 Nov '12, 7pm

My top 7 race preparation tips:

My top 7 race preparation tips:

Over the past year, I've learned a few things about race preparation. Do some things right and you can set yourself up for a strong race and maybe a PR. Do some things wrong and . . . well, dropping out might sound like a good idea. That's what happened to me at the ZOOMA half marathon in September. I didn't prepare well and the race was extremely tough for me. Similarly, I cramped up in the New Jersey Marathon , and I blame some of my pre-race preparation for that. I've also had some of my best race performances this year, including setting new PRs at all three of the 5Ks that I've run. I took a look at what I did before those three races, along with my PR-setting half marathon , my strong 10 mile race , and my PR-setting 4 mile race . There were several things I did right and I believe they are fairly universal. I'd like to think they might be able to help you run some o...

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