RaceTeam Race Day
Wanaka Half Marathon 2019
10 weeks ago you started your journey with RaceTeam, now everything you have learnt is going to be put into play.
You are going to be tested on Saturday, you are going to go through some hard moments and moments where you want to stop. Think about what you will do when you are confronting these moments, get ready to embrace this challenge. Trust the programme, we can't wait to see you cross that finish line.
Wanaka Half Marathon: Saturday 6 April 2019
Please make sure you have read the race information via the race website:
Race Pack Pick Up
Know when/where the race pack pick up is.
Just a reminder to check the weather forecast for Saturday and be prepared for all weather. It can be freezing if a southerly comes through so you need to be prepared for anything. Please have layers and wet weather gear on standby just in case. Be warm before the run and have dry, warm gear for afterwards.
Transport to Start
Make sure you are all over the transport to the start of the race and pick up times. You want to avoid any unwanted stress on race day morning.
Meeting Point for RaceTeam: As you come into the paddock we will be on the right hand side - keep an eye out for the RED UMBRELLA ;o)
Meeting Time: From 8.15am (just when your bus/transport arrives - make your way to our meeting point). We will have a quick team photo, then you can drop your bags off at the bag drop and warm up.
Half Marathon Briefing by race officials: 8.45am
Half Marathon Race Start Time: 9.00am
Make sure you warm up before race start! Go for a 10min easy jog and have warm gear on while you wait around for the race to start, just keep warm. If wet, a plastic poncho from the $2 shop is a great idea, grab one just in case!
Be Warm and re-fuel
You will cool down pretty quickly after your race so make sure you have warm, dry gear to get changed into. Also have some good, healthy post race nutrition at the ready - hydrate and have some protein (muscle repair). Eggs, bananas, protein shakes, nuts are all good choices.
Post Race Catch up
We want to hear your stories!
Date: Saturday 6 April
Venue: Gin and Raspberry
Time: From 5.30pm
If you need to contact Jo or Bevan at anytime, here are their mobile numbers:
Jo: 021 903388
Bevan: 021 869086
Post Race Tips
After we finish a race we are on a high and sometimes we forget to look after our bodies post race.
Here are some tips for after your race that will help you to recover as best you can:
Have warm gear for immediately after your run
Have some protein ready for after your run to assist with muscle repair (protein shake, banana)
Rehydrate (preferably with water ;o))
Have a cold bath or go and stand in the Lake This will assist with blood flow to the areas that need repair
Stretch, legs up the wall
Enjoy the feeling of what you have just achieved
Use good recovery strategies in the days following your race. Your body will be put under stress so it needs time to recover. Go for some walks in the week following and continue to stretch.