What happens at the finish line all boils down to how well a runner has prepared for his race. Aside from the race itself, the most important part of succeeding in a marathon is the preparation. There are numerous things to remember and do before running on the track.
Getting Enough Sleep
Having enough sleep during the week of the race week can make a significant difference. Make sure to always get at least eight hours of sleep a day to give your body the rest it needs. This is what they call, “calm before the storm”. It is impossible to perform well and finish first on the track if your body lacks the rest it requires to function properly.
Listening to Uplifting Music
Listening to music such as “Eye of the Tiger” will help you set your mind on the race. Actually, any music will do. Sound has this way of getting through our system that regenerates our ability to function entirely. Whatever your pre-anything go-to music is, it is recommended that you always play it on repeat at least a week before the race.
Whether you are an athlete or just up for a recreational fun run, training is important. Training prepares your body for the unusual. It strengthens your muscles and adjusts your entire system to meet everything required from them in order to ace your race. Train enough everyday but do not overdo it.
Maintaining Healthy Lifestyle
A healthy lifestyle is key to a great lifestyle. A great lifestyle is key to great performance. Prior to your training regime, make sure you have good oral health as dental pain (or any pain for that matter) will hinder your performance. Even if you are not preparing for a race, you are responsible for eating a healthy diet as part of taking care of your body. With the right nutrients and vitamins, there is no doubt that you will be able to run at your best during any race.