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Quick Tip: How to Deal with Your Nerves on Race Day


There’s nothing quite like toeing the line on race day.

The excitement and electricity in the air are often palpable.

And for a lot of runners, the nerves are a little bit frayed on race day as well.

This is especially true for those that are new to running.

If you let them, your nerves can get the best of you and ruin your race.

So how do you keep the nerves at bay?

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Quick Tip: How Much Do You Really Need to Eat on Race Day?


How much fuel should you take in on race day?

The conversation about what to eat on race day is an ongoing one in many parts of the running community.

Gels. Chews. Bars. Beans. Sports drinks. Real food.

The options are many, and there seem to be more products coming on the market all of the time.

But how much fuel do you actually need to eat on race day?

Perhaps that is the more important conversation to be had. Read more

My Take: The 2018 Prairie Fire Marathon


As this post/episode is released, I’m a week out from running the Prairie Fire Marathon in Wichita, Kansas.

I’m not one for writing a detailed race recap of my performance on race day. So if that’s what you’re looking for…

Sorry

Yeah, I’m not really that sorry.

What I am up for doing is sharing my perspective on the Prairie Fire Marathon as someone that has run the race.

What things does this race get right? Where could they improve?

So that’s what I’m doing today.

I’m giving the basics below, but the podcast will have much more detail (ie I’ll probably be rambling like a mofo). So if you want the full scoop, make sure you press play above!

(And if you’re not already subscribed to the show on your phone, get on it eh?) Read more

Quick Tip: Stop Comparing Your Today with Your Yesterday


One of the biggest issues in many corners of the running community is the comparison game.

We see what our friends, either IRL friends or online friends, are doing and we compare ourselves to what they are doing.

Am I fast enough? Strong enough mentally? Is my endurance up to par?

And as I’ve said before, and as I have to regularly remind myself, we need to be careful comparing our real life with the highlight reels that are so often shared on social media.

But one aspect of the comparison game that is easy to overlook is the comparison to self.

More specifically, comparing where you are today to where you used to be. Read more

Quick Tip: How to Prepare an Appropriate Race Plan for Your Goal Race


After weeks and months of logging miles in preparation for your race, the big day is almost here.

What do you do in the days leading up to a goal race?

Hopefully, you’re respecting the rules of the taper.

Also hopefully, you’re not dealing with a case of the taper crazies.

Crazy Yakko

One thing that you should be doing in the days leading up to your race is to put your race day plan together. Read more