Today I did a test run on the route for Friday’s Summer Night 5k Race, and that’s how long it took me, 30:02!
“push harder in the 5k- you already know you can finish the distance so don’t be afraid to strain a little. you will kill it. :)”
Thanks Valiant :-).
The run on Friday is in the evening, but today I ran mid-afternoon with the sun beating down! Like I said though, the route will be more crowded on Friday, so despite it being cooler I’ll still have to push a little harder than today.
I know there are a few things I can and will do to prepare – eat healthy, stay hydrated, get sufficient sleep, and taper (I look forward to the days when 5k IS a taper again).
Any other tips are welcome, how do you typically prepare for race day?