The Day Before A Marathon

Tomorrow I’m running the Nike Women’s San Fran Marathon. Today the conversation has been dominated by what we should be eating, drinking and thinking in the final hours before the race. After extensive research from marathon veterans and scientific research alike, here are my top tips on how to live the day before a marathon.

Mind
It’s important to keep relaxed, visualise the finish line and imagine the euphoria.
Try not to panic. You’ve put in the hard training, don’t disrespect your hard work by allowing thoughts of failure to creep in.
Prepare your kit – lay out all apparel, including sweatshirts and drinks for the start line aswell as the clothes you’ll be wearing.

Body
Hydration is key, not only during the race but the day before. Guzzle water and also sip electrolytes, it will build up reserves for the next day.
Food is important. Eat a balance of complex carbs, protein and good fats – try not to eat anything that could potentially upset your tummy like spices or excess dairy. 
Wear comfy, flat shoes – look after your legs, so they can look after you.

Spirit
Get a good nights sleep. You’ll need all the energy you have so you can perform to the best of your ability. 

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