So, it’s the week approaching the big race, and your nervous. What do you do? How do you train? What do you eat?
The most important thing, this close to your race is to not change anything. Don’t take up Crossfit or the Paleo diet.
- Working out: Stick with what you’ve been doing. If anything, start easing off. Try to avoid going into the race sore and stiff from a solid, ass busting workout you killed, late Friday night.
- Food: Don’t change your diet now – it’s too late 🙂 I would stick with good, real foods for the week, and avoid pizza parties. Pro-tip, avoid refried beans on Friday night.
- Rest: Get lots. They recommend 8 hours of sleep a night – I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t happen in my house. Be rested.
- Drink: Likely the most important aspect of your pre-race week – stay hydrated. Drink water. Pee lots. It’s a relatively warm season, and it might be hot on race day. Being hydrated is something that takes a few days to build up, and you won’t be able to do it the night before, or the morning of.