My first ever 5K tomorrow... Any tips for NOT making a spectacle of myself?
Friday, August 28, 2009
I participate in my first 5K tomorrow morning and I am getting nervous (I am just that way). My daughter who is a former cross country runner gave me these tips:
Don't take off sprinting, just go at your own pace, save the sprint for the end
Keep your breathing even.
Its like herding cattle in the beginning but then everyone spreads out.
Double knot your shoestrings so you don't have to stop and tie them.
Go pee beforehand.
Eat a 1/2 a whole wheat bagel with PB the morning of, maybe some nuts and eat carbs and sodium the night before. Sodium is good when you are running.
Work on getting hydrated today and drink some before and then they will have it along the race route.
Anybody have any others she may have missed? Anyone want to hold my hand?