If you are one week out from the big race day, here are some tips to help to prepare for the big day!
- Shop at your local thrift shop to find throw away clothes to help you stay warm, if the weather will be cold or rainy. If you buy throw-away gloves or warm up jacket, then you won't mind donating it to someone else.
- Involve a friend or family. Tell someone special about your training and your jitters, then ask them to help cheer you on race day (in person or from a distance). Then you can tell them about the race after you have finished!
- Taper your workouts. Reduce to about 50-60% of your heaviest training weeks.
- Planning for race day. Check out the race route to know the hills and elevation, water spots and the temporary toilets.