The Straddie Salute is coming and we have put together some great run and race tips to help you get the most out of this awesome weekend away.
Here are the first 3 of 15 tips:
13. Buddy Up - Running with a partner or friend is a great way to maintain motivation
Getting your partner or friends is one of the best ways to stick to a training program, plus a little friendly competition and bragging rights doesn't go astray. You will be surprised how much of a difference a training partner makes, especially on the days where you may feel tired and flat. It also makes getting out of bed at 5 am in winter not so bad.
14. Shoe Rotation - Like that favourite t-shirt with all the holes in it, shoes have a life span too
Many runners make the mistake of wearing their shoes for well beyond their intended life span. Quality running shoes have a 700-1000 km expected life before they should be replaced. If you keep a training diary, monitor your mileage so you have an idea as to when you'll need to replace your shoes.
Uncommon soreness is often a signal that your shoes may have had their day and it's time to get a new pair. If possible, have two pairs which you can alternate between, this will help the longevity of your shoes.
15. Train Specifically To Your Event - The more you're used to race distance, the easier it'll become race day
It's important that you allow your body to become accustomed with the distance that you're running. There's nothing worse than getting a rude shock on race day! Another benefit is that it'll help you pull up better post race.