After months of preparations, a well-planned diet, all the important work-outs, and sacrifices, you’ve almost reached the day of the marathon.
There’s a certain rush we have during the marathon week; the excitement of starting the marathon and reaching the finish line is exhilarating. Whether a first-time marathon runner or a seasoned person, a week before the marathon is always thrilling. The eagerness makes us all really look forward to the marathon.
However, there are a few key things to remember during the marathon week. Here are some tips to perfect the upcoming marathon.
What you eat is probably the most important thing during the marathon week. Stick to a diet that works for you. Avoid high fiber foods, fried foods, or midnight snacks. Stay away from something unpredictable at all costs. Only eat things which are in tune with your digestive system
Staying hydrated at all times during the week is very important. Drink as much water as you can. Fluid intake is extremely important for your body to properly function. Dehydration may lead to fatigue, muscle cramps, and decreased coordination. Always keep that H2O level in check.
Keep your feet marathon-ready
It is crucial to keep your feet moving during the week. It helps in maintaining the momentum for the marathon. However, do not overdo it. Stick to your regular plans and you should be good to go.
Study the course
Understanding the course map is key to successfully finishing the marathon. Visit the site, study the course, know the terrain, gear checkpoints, and aid stations. This homework will help you a lot during the race.
Plan race day logistics
Understand how long it takes to reach the marathon destination. Plan how you are going to get there. Keep in mind everything you’ll need before and after the race. Also, a little motivation goes a long way and a familiar face helps a lot. Let your friends and family know where to stand to cheer for you.
Make sure you keep all these points in mind during the marathon week. You have given all your heart for the preparations. Go out there and enjoy every step, every moment!