Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s Tuesday Topic: what did you learn from your best race? You can write about this or any running related topic. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post.
I’ve had a handful of pretty good races. Here are some of the reasons I think those races went so well.
My Pre-Race dinner is important
I don’t eat a lot the morning of a race (it usually makes me feel sick to my stomach), so for me the pre-race dinner is most important. I have noticed that when I stick with pizza or pasta, I usually have a decent or great race. I try not to deviate from these two types of foods.
Great training isn’t everything
Sometimes a great training cycle doesn’t correlate to a great race. My worst marathon performance came right after a very solid training cycle. Sometimes being bit undertrained is actually an advantage because you aren’t overtrained for a race and your body isn’t as tired from excessive weeks of training.
You must have fun
Most importantly, have fun! I know it sounds a little cheesy but when I look back at some of my best races, I remember a lot of smiling. I think if you put too much pressure on yourself on yourself to run a certain type of race that it can backfire on you. I am a firm believer that your body can react negatively to that level of extra stress you put on yourself.
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