I’ll be back, again…again…again and again in 2019
I’ll be returning to North East Ohio to run the Cleveland Marathon series in 2019 and I can’t wait. To help you reach your goals I’ll be posting training tips to help you run your best Cleveland!
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Tip #8 Have a plan for the week leading up to the race. Do you know what food works best for you the night before the race? How about hydration, do you have a plan to ensure your well hydrated before race day? Success comes in the days before the race as much as it comes during the race.
Tip #7 Preview the course. Before race day you should try to get a good feel of the race. Your best performance comes when you know the hard parts, the easy parts and the hilly parts of the course beforehand.
Tip #6 If the race course has hills, train on hills. If the course is flat, train on the flats…try to train on the same type, of course, you will be racing on.
Tip #5 Race as you trained…
Tip#4 Have a race day plan and a backup plan. It’s very seldom that race goes off just the way you imagined. It’s best to have a plan and a backup plan just in case something goes wrong.
Tip#3 Find a tribe. Many runners find it easier to train for a big race in the company of others. A training tribe/family helps to keep you accountable to your training plan and to your running friends. It’s hard to be a “no-show” when you know others are waiting for you, looking for you and will give you a hard time the next time you do make the training time.
Tip #2 Identify your race shoes early. Going into a goal race you don’t want to run in new shoes or shoes you don’t feel comfortable running in. I pick out my race days shoes for my goal race months in advance. I use the months prior to break them in and get them to feel comfortable for race day.
#1 To have a successful run at Cleveland, build your base now. A successful marathon begins at least six months before race day. You need a solid base of fitness to maximize your efforts on race morning.
Want to run your best Marathon or any race for that matter? Click here to learn the tips and tactics I’ve learned over 18 years of marathon racing.
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Disclosure: I was selected to be a race ambassador for the Cleveland Marathon and received a free race entry. This WILL NOT influence my posts in anyway. I tell it like it is…period.