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Pre Race Tips

Check out our #UsefulTips to help get you to the start line in top shape this Saturday.

 #Tip1: Drink more water than you usually do on Friday and don’t make the mistake of leaving it too late to hydrate. Often we see people drinking a lot of water just before the start of the race. Really this isn’t necessary if you have hydrated enough the day before. There is plenty of water on course so just take small amounts often during your run.

 
 

#Tip2: At this stage, it is best not to do anything out of the ordinary. Don’t eat anything that is unfamiliar. On Friday try to get extra carbohydrates in, pasta or pizza seem to be the most popular choices. Treat yourself and eat an extra dinner mid-day, on race morning try to eat 2 hours before your race time, no sooner.

#Tip3: The weather is very unpredictable in Salthill. It can be windy and this time of year it is never too hot so check out the forecasts from today for an accurate picture. Don’t overdress though as you will heat up quickly during your run.
 
 
#Tip4 Get a finish time that you’ll be happy with into your head now and stick to that pace. It’s very easy to get carried away with the atmosphere and the speed of others around you – don’t fall into the trap of going out too fast. The course is as flat as you are likely to find so an even pace is likely, so long as the wind stays away.
 
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