How Do You Prepare For A Long Distance Run?
• Prepare the day before! • Drink plenty of water the day before a run. This doesn’t only help you run longer without losing your breath, but it also helps reduce the chance of getting cramps. • Eat plenty of fibre the day before your run. If you live in a town that annually holds a big race, you might have noticed that the night before, the town often holds a giant pasta dinner in town hall, or a public park. • Start off on the day of the big race by waking up, and doing a few stretches/push ups/crunches, anything to get your blood pumping early, but make sure you don’t over tire yourself. • Eat a good breakfast! With breakfast, drink a big glass of water. • Avoid sugary foods such as dough nuts for breakfast as they won’t give you any energy or stamina for your run. • Listen to your parents and coaches; they always tell you to stretch, and they are right. Just make sure you stretch your arms as well as your legs, because it is possible to get a shoulder cramp. • Pace yourself. Find a