RaceTeam Race Day
10 weeks ago you started your journey with RaceTeam now everything you have learnt is going to be tested.
You have 2 more sleeps until the race so rest up if you can and mentally prepare for how you are going to approach the build up to the start line. There will be some tough moments in the race, so think about what you will do when you are confronting these.. get ready to embrace this challenge. Trust the programme, we can't wait to see you cross that finish line.
Christchurch Half Marathon: Sunday 3 June 2018
Please make sure you have read the information about the race via the race website:
Just a reminder to check the weather forecast for race day so you are well-prepared. It can be freezing at this time of year for this race 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 warm gear for afterwards.
Registration / Race Pack Pick Up
Know when your race pack pick up is:
When: Saturday 2nd June - 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Where: Event Village, Cathedral Square, Christchurch City.
Bring: The entry confirmation entry that was emailed to you (e-ticket).
Check your gear the night before - get everything ready so you are not running around on race day morning trying to find stuff.
Go over your race plan (don't forget to tie your laces in double knots!) and relax ;o).
We will meet by the Chalice in Cathedral Square from 7.15am, group photo at 7.30am.
There is a bag storage facility inside the main marquee at the race village.
Make sure you clearly label your gear bag.
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. A good idea is to have some old clothing/layers you can wear right up until race start that you can ditch when you are in your start zones - just to 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 Part-aay
Date: Sunday 3 June
Venue: The Carlton Hotel, upstairs function room
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
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 hose your legs down when you get home to 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.