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5 Days and Counting…

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Wednesday 10th April 2013


Visualise miles 14-17 on the course which will be the Grand Avenue/Boundary Road loop. Not a popular part of the race for many runners. Imagine you’re on target, hydrated and concentrating on the next mile ahead rather than how far you’ve still got to go.


Today and tomorrow are the last days you should be thinking of having any pre race treatment. After this time, with deep sports massage you could be feeling a little sore and that’s not want you want as you near race day.


Carry on eating your well-balanced diet, rehydrating sufficiently.


What is the weather meant to be like on Sunday. What time and day are you going to the Expo at the Brighton Centre? Get all this sorted out so you’re not organising at the end of the week. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/

If you’re having a post race lunch, book the table and tell everyone where you’ll be and what time.

If you haven’t already done so, tell your supporters where you want them on the day, what mile and on what side of the road. This planning means you know where to expect to see cheering faces. It will help with your race day concentration and may help you get through the race if you know you’ve got a captive audience spaced out around the course.

Organise who will be at the finish/repatriation area for you. Give your roadside supporters their number so they can keep everyone up to date on your progress.

There is a Flash Updates system from the Brighton Marathon where your supporters get updates on your progress round the course. They may want to upload it






Author: ZCsportstherapy

ZCsportstherapy @zcsportstherapy Medical Acupuncturist, Clinical Sport & Remedial Soft Tissue Therapist, ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher, RLSS UK Pool Lifeguard, Lover of running up hills. Brighton, East Sussex · zcsportstherapy.co.uk

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