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QT: Twas the Night Before Race Day (All the Things You Should Do)


After weeks and months (and sometimes years) of training, race day is finally here.

But after all of the training and miles and preparation, are there things that you can do the night before a race that may cause you problems in the morning?

In a word, yes.

Suggestions for the Night Before a Race

Here are 4 things you can do the night before a race to help ensure you make it to the start line in the morning without an issue. Read more

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QT: The Month Before a Race… So Much to Do, So Little Time!


I got an interesting question/suggestion on Twitter the other day for a quick tip episode: what should you do in the last month before a race?

As a running coach, this might be one of those things that I often overlook in my own training because I just kind of “know” what to do.

And for the runners I coach? Since I’m telling them what to do as we go, I’ve never tried to break down what to do the month before a race.

But what about those that are more or less on their own for their training? What should they do for the last month of their race preparations?

It's Going to Be OK....

It’s Going to Be OK….

Things To Do in the Month Before a Race

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Training Plans Are Useless…

Image by Anamorphic Mike via Flickr

Image by Anamorphic Mike via Flickr

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”

~Mike Tyson

Sage advice from the former champ. Who would have ever thought Mike Tyson and sage advice could be linked in such fine fashion? Not me, but I think he’s on to something here.

When runners come up with training plans to help them prepare for their next race, they rarely have to worry about literally getting punched in the face.

But the metaphorical fists start flying early and often, and very few people are able to make it from the first day of their plan to race day without getting hit a few times.

Did you plan for that 5 of clubs to the grill? Doubtful. Read more