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Charity 10k on Sunday

Rockshammer
RockshammerGraduate

Morning all,

Completing my first 10k event on Sunday and i'm so excited i'm finding it hard to sleep.

Any tips for pre race preparation would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Rocks

ps I'm running for The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund which is a charity close to my heart as my Dad passed away from this horrific disease in February 2011.

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Greg_M
Greg_MGraduate

I wouldn't run again now before hand. Take it easy, eat sensibly, don't drink too much.

Most importantly get there in good time, be like Joe Cool and don't be tempted to crack out at a huge pace just because everyone else is !

Enjoy it!

Rockshammer
RockshammerGraduate

Cheers Greg - Gonna use my early birthday present - A Garmin Forerunner 110 - Looking forward to a few beers post race and an England victory!!!!

Cheers

Rockshammer
RockshammerGraduate

Maybe have a gentle walk tomorrow to get legs moving - Is that sensible?

Greg_M
Greg_MGraduate
in reply to Rockshammer

yes maybe, not much more than that though just keep loose.

You don't want to cramp up in the finishing sprint!

Rockshammer
RockshammerGraduate
in reply to Greg_M

Greg the words 'Finishing sprint' are alien to me!!!!

AliB1
AliB1Graduate
in reply to Rockshammer

lol...sprint is alien to me let alone finishing sprint

Oldgirl
OldgirlGraduate

Tip for Sunday, get a good night's sleep Rockshammer!! So dampen that excitement a little if you can. Wonderful charity, well done and I hope you have a really good run. Good luck.

Rockshammer
RockshammerGraduate

Thanks Oldgirl - I'm sure i'll sleep!!!! and thanks for your kind words!!!!

Good luck for your 10k!! You're going to be 'virtually' keeping me company.

Theresa

Rockshammer
RockshammerGraduate

Where are you running Teresa?

TJFlute
TJFlute
in reply to Rockshammer

I'm running near Heathfield, an event organised by our local running club. Usually just over 200 people run. I'm doing it for preperation for a half marathon in September. I'll be thinking of you!

AliB1
AliB1Graduate

Good luck Rockshammer! Let us know how you do :)

Good luck! You'll have virtual company from me too, I've got Loughboroughs Race for Life 10k tomorrow. I'm a week away from c25k graduation after an accident pushed me back but I can't let my dad down (2005 from the horrible C word).

Runners World and other mags and blogs suggest fuel like a bowl of pasta the night before then something like porridge & banana in the morning along with a bit of energy drink; don't forget pre race stretches & like Greg says, slowly at first to conserve energy then build up pace, I'm hoping the crowd and the amount of people running around me with help me along. sorry if I'm teaching you to suck eggs... although they are great for protein and muscle repair lol!

Once again, loadsa luck for tomorrow! :D

Deryn61
Deryn61Graduate

Good luck to you all.

I was gutted I wasnt able to do the llanelli 10k I had been using as my training focus last week as I had (another) chest infection :-( Havent run for 3 weeks but determined to get out later today for a short run at least.

Moley01
Moley01Graduate

Good luck to everyone - sounds like a busy day out there :-)

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