Hello fellow racers
As we enter what is often referred to as race week, emotions can be a bit of a roller coaster and can take a bit of a toll physically and emotionally.
Below are some do’s and don’ts to considered as you continue to prepare for race day.
- Get your rest, as race day approaches your sleep maybe lacking so get as much up front as you can.
- Solidify your race gear early, consider all weather possibilities.
- Hydrate and use electrolytes.
- Don’t change up your nutrition a week out. Save that for after the race.
- Do one last check of your bike, cables and chains, etc.
- Don’t buy new gear for race week, wear what you have practiced in. New goggles of the same brand would be okay, it’s always a benefit to see where you are going while in the water.
- Keep moving with shorter workouts and higher intensity.
- Know the course, paper is good but test out parts of the course if time permits. Knowing the course better prepares you, eliminates surprises and can reduce anxiety.
- Whistler is a beautiful place with lots to see and do, be mindful of the extra time on your feet and impact on your rest.
- Pack your home therapy kit, your roller, balls and or bands. These tools are what you are use to and can help with niggles as race day approaches.
Sometimes the most successful race weeks are to treat them like any other training week.
Race day isn’t the challenging part it’s the reward of the hard work getting there.
Good luck to those racing Calgary 70.3 tomorrow, we are cheering you on!