6 COMMON RUNNING MISTAKES ON A RACE DAY

If you want to make the most out of this race and be as ready as possible, check out these 6 Common Running Mistakes to avoid making them! Let's get ready for the Big Day!

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WAITING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO PREPARE EVERYTHING

It’s the D-Day! You’ve been waiting for this race, and you’re ready to run. But... there are a few things to take care of first!To be fully ready, you need to get your essentials ready a few days before. Prepare your running clothes, shoes and running gear. You will only need to put everything on the day of the race and you’ll be ready to go!Don’t forget to double check the location and time of the race! You want to be as stress-free as possible the morning of the race.

SPRINTING SINCE THE BEGINNING

This one will be the hardest mistake to avoid! When the race starts, make sure to go at your own pace and not sprint off with the rest at the beginning. Going too fast at the beginning will make it very hard for you to find your rhythm for the rest of the race.Kicking off the race at your own pace will allow you to save your energy and be comfortable throughout. It will also help you to find a comfortable breathing pattern for the rest of the race. You need to be breathing properly during the race and to test this, you must be at least able to talk while running! :)

FORGETTING TO WARM UP AND STRETCH

Even if it’s a special day, it is very important to make sure you warm up and stretch properly. Warming up will help you get your muscles ready for the race! Check out our article where we uncover the the importance of warming up! :)At the end of the race, stretching will help your muscles recover from the effort, reduce the risk of injuries and prevent soreness.

NOT DRINKING OR EATING PROPERLY

As you will be burning calories while running, you want to make sure you have enough energy for the race! Start eating more carbs one or two days before the race to prepare your body. The morning before the race is the most important meal and shouldn’t be neglected!Try eating food that can be digested easily and gives you energy! For example, you can eat some eggs, oatmeal or.... a banana! There are many options for you to choose from.Don’t forget to drink enough water (but not too much to avoid a bloated stomach and stiches while running!). As we all know Singapore’s heat can be hard to deal with, but it can be worse if you don’t drink enough water.

NOT WEARING THE RIGHT GEAR

This is an extremely common mistake, as wearing the proper running gears is often underrated. Wearing the right running apparel and accessories is very important for your race.You need to feel good and confident in your clothes to have a stressless race. Wearing old shoes or the wrong type of shoes may lead to severe injuries. Make sure you have the proper equipment for the big day. On the other hand, make sure to run a few times with your new running shoes before the race to avoid blisters on the D-Day.Here are some must-haves that you will be perfect for the race:

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INVISIBLE COMFORT RUNNING SOCKS 2-PACK - PINK

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INVISIBLE COMFORT RUNNING SOCKS X2 - GREY

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KIPRUN THIN INVISIBLE RUNNING SOCKS - ORANGE

FORGETTING WHY YOU JOINED THE RACE

Whether you run to challenge yourself, for health benefits or to try to end up on the podium, don’t forget that running should always be fun! The most important should be to enjoy the race and be proud of what you have achieved.We hope that you are joining us on the 4th of August 2019 for the First Ever Decathlon Race! We can’t wait to see you there!

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Chloe Le Bechec

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