Do you have got a digital race arising? Or are you fascinated by working one?? Here’s present up and actually run your BEST Race. This is a component 2 in our collection about Virtual Races. If this’s your first time listening otherwise you missed it – try the earlier episode for 7 Steps to Get Ready for a Virtual Race podcast 123. It’ll allow you to prepare and put together for the gap.
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Today we’re speaking about RUN YOUR BEST VIRTUAL RACE. And to get began – let’s heat up!
Since that is half 2 of the Virtual Race collection we’ll hold the nice and cozy up fast…
1. What are you coaching for? Chime in on this @RunEatRepeat Instagram put up!
If you’re already registered and coaching for a race – please chime in on yesterday’s IG put up with which race so everybody in the neighborhood will help help and encourage one another.
Bonus: It’ll allow you to keep accountable!!
2. Changing my Long Run Day!
I’ve determined to vary my future day to mid-week. This would possibly look like no huge deal however, I’ve been working lengthy on the weekends, often Saturday for 10 years now. I really feel like I’m so educated to have that as a future day it’s going to make me dizzy and confused – like I’ve a sorta jet lag, however for working??
I’ve tried to vary my future to Fridays previously and it by no means actually caught. But I’m giving it one other attempt as a result of with the COVID19 social distancing guidelines and restrictions – lots of public parks and paths have been closed for months. Now that they’re opening up and folks have severe quarantine fatigue – it looks as if there are extra folks out taking walks and on bikes on the weekends.
As somebody who has run weekdays and weekends in the identical areas I’m working now for years – I’ve observed there are much more folks out strolling. I feel that’s nice!
But, regardless that these locations are open for exercise we’re nonetheless supposed to maintain a bodily distance of no less than 6 ft. That’s typically not possible when there are lots of people out. And there are lots of totally different guidelines about face coverings relying on the world.
It looks as if the commonest rule is – in case you’ll be in a state of affairs the place different folks will likely be nearer than 6 ft from you – it is best to put on a masks. So I’d undoubtedly reasonably keep away from having to put on a masks to run if it’s protected to take action and working on a day that may have much less folks round is a good suggestion for me proper now.
I’m not saying any of this to inform you how or when to run – do what’s finest for you. And I notice not everybody can change up their future day.
I’ve the liberty to modify this up as a result of I do business from home and don’t have a associate or youngsters to think about into this combine. I’m sharing this as a result of I feel it’s going to be sooooooo bizarre and I really feel like I’m about to try to swap my routine in a manner that’s going to really feel like I’m attempting to make myself nocturnal or one thing. I feel I’m on the spectrum of some anxiousness state of affairs as a result of change like this (or any change really) makes me very anxious. [1 minor example: I refused to go to my 8th grade graduation because I was having a complete meltdown about the change, even though 86% of my friends were going to HS with me.]
It’s bizarre, I do know.
Luckily working helps me really feel higher…
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7 Tips to RUN Your BEST Virtual Race – all the ideas are within the present notes at RunEatRepeat.com.
And I created a guidelines you possibly can screenshot or print out – for a simple strategy to double examine that you just’re hitting each one.
This is Part 2 within the podcast collection about digital races.
If you need the steps to prepare for a digital race take heed to the earlier episode – Run Eat Repeat Podcast 123
If you don’t know what a Virtual Race is or simply need extra information begin right here: What’s a Virtual Race and How Do You Run One?
How to Run your BEST Virtual Race
1.Treat the race like a RACE.
Your outcomes are instantly associated to your laborious work. We’re advised again and again that working is 80% mindset and 20% bodily coaching – so it’s necessary that you consider it like an formally timed race. You must respect the gap and do the work if yoy wish to stroll away understanding you actually gave it your finest effort. [Take it seriously. Prepare and Train like it’s a race. Tell people about it. Do the work.]
2. Plan the Race – Day/Time and Route.
If doable – make it a route the place the end line is someplace enjoyable/note-able. Be positive it’s the correct distance and that it’s clear to run. Check the elevation if obligatory. Drive the route, run it or bike it if wanted. Once it’s all set – inform folks about it. If your loved ones or mates are often spectators – share this with them and ask them to fulfill you on the end (if doable) or examine on you after.
Bonus: draw the end line the evening earlier than with chalk.Plan out your race day route.
3. Prepare for Race Day head to toe.
Do all of your ordinary pre-race rituals. Lay out your garments the evening earlier than. Grab your fortunate appeal. Do you ordinary pre-race routines. Do a visualization train. Remind your self of your optimistic mantras and all of the coaching you’ve performed.
4. Create a Race Playlist.
If you don’t take heed to music whereas working – a playlist to pump you up and get you excited when you’re preparing will help too!
5. Fuel Up Smart! Prepare your physique to run it’s finest race by giving it sufficient meals and hydration main as much as the race. Fuel your self like an athlete. Fuel your physique to run sturdy and really feel good. Make positive you’re consuming and ingesting what it’s good to have the most effective race each the evening earlier than and day of.
6. Bring hydration & gas
Plan what you’re going to eat and drink in the course of the race. Make positive you have got it readily available. And plan out hydration and/or gas stops alongside the route.
Since you’re working a digital race – you received’t have the perk of support stations like in conventional races. So you need to plan how/when/the place you’ll get gas and hydration. Here are some tips about eat and drink throughout a digital race.
Bonus: This ideas additionally work for lengthy coaching runs!
Virtual Race Hydration and Fuel choices:
- Carrying every little thing you want. This most likely requires a handheld water bottle, gas belt or hydration pack and working gas in your pockets or within the belt.
- Carrying gas and hydration AND planning to refill alongside the route OR doing an out and again so you possibly can cease again residence or your automobile to refill.
- Getting gas and hydration alongside the way in which. Plan and prep no matter you’re going to eat & drink to be prepared and straightforward to seize and go throughout a fast pit-stop. You could possibly do that by stopping again at residence, your automobile or a neighbor’s home (give them the gas earlier than so that you don’t simply present up asking for a banana at 7am out of the blue). Another choice is to carry cash and run right into a retailer to purchase a drink and meals (I recommend a slurpee from 7-11!! Go huge.).
7. DO YOUR BEST.
Do your finest. DO YOUR BEST. Read that once more and inform your self again and again main as much as the race and in the course of the race. You are right here to do your finest with what you have got right this moment.
Show up. Push your self. No ‘do-overs’. This is the race you’ve been coaching for – give it every little thing you’ve bought that day.
My Favorite Running Fuel Belts, Water-Bottles and Fuel:
Women’s Running Nathan Waistpack (gas belt)
1st Place: Watermelon. My #1 all time favourite meals is in season and I’m shopping for all of them so that is your head’s up.
*If you haven’t seen it earlier than… watch my How to Cut a Watermelon video – it’s tremendous quick and straightforward!!
2nd Place: Scissors – they’re low-cost and I’ve determined to place them in all places. EVERYWHERE.
third Place: Soda Stream
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Thanks for listening! Have an excellent one!
Question: What day is your future? Chime in on Instagram @RunEatRepeat
More on Virtual Races:
How to Stay Motivated & Train for a Virtual Race – Podcast 123 (half 1 of Virtual Race collection)
What’s a Virtual Race and How Do You Run One?
Keep Going with these:
June Workout Calendar for Runners free printable
4 Minute Standing Core Workout for Runners
What to do in case your race is cancelled
How to Cut a Watermelon tutorial
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