28 Sep '15, 10pm

5 Race Day Don’ts For Runners

5 Race Day Don’ts For Runners

Race morning is typically a time when your nerves are on edge. A good way to ensure you’re as prepared as possible is to know what not to do from the time you wake up to the moment when the gun sounds. Keep these five “don’ts” in mind next time you’re getting ready to take the start line: 1. Don’t starve yourself. Coach Dennis Barker of Team USA Minnesota suggests setting your alarm for about four hours prior to the start of your race so that you can have a light breakfast. “For a longer race, where glycogen depletion may be an issue, remember that while your muscle glycogen remains constant overnight, the glycogen in your liver is depleted even while sleeping,” he says. Alicia Shay , an Olympic Trials qualifier, internationally competitive trail runner and coach, agrees that proper fueling is key the morning of and suggests practicing in training what you will eat on race...

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