The Day Before a Race

Happy Friday Everyone!

Today is an awesome day because…

1. TGIF!!! It’s Friday People!

2. The Hunger Games Catching Fire Premiers Today!

The Hunge Games Catching Fire

My mom and I read the books such before we knew about the first movie and just fell in love with the characters! We went a little crazy last year when we saw The Hunger Games together! So we cannot wait to see Catching Fire! The Hunge GamesThe Hunger Games You might say we are a little obsessed!

3. It’s the day before my Dirty Girl Mud Run!

Don’t you always kind of spoil yourself on the day before a race? You rest up, eat carbs and get to sleep early for the big day.

This is my first obstacle/mud run, so I have no idea what to expect! The distance doesn’t scare me, I have ran a 5k plenty of times, but I’m not sure how I will do with the different obstacles! I am kind of getting nervous butterflies!

Dirty_Girl_Mud_Run

So my plan for today, the day before race day is:

  1. Hydrate. I’m gonna be getting up early tomorrow and won’t have much time to hydrate myself, so I am starting early and concentrating on that today so I am prepared.
  2. Rest my muscles. Don’t want to be sore for race day. Instead of my normal routine today, I am going to take it easy and concentrate on stretching and flexibility today.
  3. Get enough sleep. I want to make sure I get a good amount of sleep, but not too much sleep. I don’t want to throw my body off schedule, so I don’t plan on making this Friday night a late one.
  4. Plan Ahead. I want to prepare for tomorrow as much as possible tonight. I don’t want to stress about packing a bag or figuring out what to wear in the morning. I want to be fully prepared for my race when I wake up so I can focus on other things like continuing to hydrate and eating something with enough time to digest before the race. For this kind of race, I also need to think about what I need to bring for afterwards, because I am going to be covered in mud! So I have to think about that as well.

So that’s my pre-race prep day!

Do you have any other pre-race tips that you incorporate in your routine? Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts! Would love to hear from you!

3 Comments on The Day Before a Race

  1. jaredrexclark
    November 27, 2013 at 6:55 pm (4 years ago)

    I think you are taking the Hunger Games a tad too far…haha…I hear the movies and books are good.

    Reply
    • Jane
      December 3, 2013 at 8:49 am (4 years ago)

      I think so, too. But I just can’t help it. 😉

      Reply

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