Frame to Frame Run: One Week to Go!

We’re counting down to the Frame to Frame run this Saturday. Are you ready? If you’re in need of some final tips to get you motivated, our friends at Tribe have just the advice.

ONE WEEK TO GO

Keep running – aim for a couple of runs around 4-7km in the early part of the last week. In these runs it is good to mix up your pace. Include some faster paced bursts of speed for 15 seconds and then come back to a jog. Take it a little easier than you have been, you need to start to allow your body to replenish its glycogen (energy) stores.

Listen to your body – if you feel a tired or your legs need a rest. Let your body have that. It is important to feel healthy and ready to go on the day.

48 HOURS BEFORE

What do I eat? – In the last few days before a race, the term ‘carbo-loading’ is often used but for a 14km you do not need to shovel down plates of pasta! Make sure you eat a good balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, and provide your body with the correct fuel.

Should I go for a run? – How we prepare in the last 48 hours before a run is a very personal choice. If you feel that you want to do some exercise then go for a very light jog, no more than 2km is necessary, just if you want to move your legs. On the other hand you may just feel like you want to put your feet up and relax, there is nothing wrong with either of these.

Eating on the day – Breakfast – make sure you eat at least 2 hours before you start your run. Some easy wins are porridge with a banana, poached egg on granary toast, an oat and banana smoothie. Although you may feel like you do not want to eat, it is so important that you give your body fuel in some form.

When the starting pistol goes, make sure you enjoy it. Don’t push yourself too hard to start – let you legs feel their way into it. Keep drinking water – little and often – and have a snack if you feel your energy dip (half a banana, handful of dried fruit, energy bar).

GOOD LUCK, FRAMERS!

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