You put in hour and hours of training ahead of a race, but how much time do you spend thinking about your nutritional plan, deciding on your kit, working on your mindset, or practicing your pacing?
In my experience these details are usually left to the last minute and get minimal attention. But they can make a massive difference on race day - whether you’re aiming for a PB or just to cross the line with a smile on your face.
A tried and tested nutrition plan means you’re well fuelled, rather than either racing between portaloos or feeling yourself grind to a stop as you run out of energy.
Working on mindset in advance means you can spot when your focus or motivation starts to dip and you have tactics on hand ready to implement to power you through the dark moments (they’re also great tools to use if you ever experience lack of motivation in training, as well as for wider life).
Training with the kit you plan to use on race day and trialling your race pace in training, means come race day there’s no surprises, you know what you’re doing, you know it works, and you ‘just’ need to go out and do it!
My Race Ready process in embedded in all the race training plans I write. We start a few months out from race day so that you have enough time to try things out and refine your plan. We even cover heat acclimation if you’re lucky enough that this may be an issue. Then we put it all together in Race Simulation training sessions a few weeks out from race day where you finalise your plans.
So you go into race day with a plan of action, knowing what works best for you, taking the stress out of race day, and leaving you to get on with racing.
If you want to know more, check out my webinars covering some of these key issues at https://www.feelfitwithlucy.co.uk/resources
Or book in a free 15 min consultation where I can tell you more about how I work and answer any questions.
For more on my training plans see https://www.feelfitwithlucy.co.uk/plan-options