Do this one thing. Run. Run the month before, the day before, the hour before. Just run. There’s no reason not to run. You’ve signed up for a race, the least you can do is run.
I was driving to a race on Sunday and it was unseasonably cold – with 30 mph winds and temps in the 30s. Certainly not a reason to be walking around in shorts. But that’s all I saw. Runners everywhere – and all of them shivering! What the…
Hours before this 10k, and here are hundreds of smart people doing a very silly thing!
There’s no way a runner can race properly when they are shivering. It’s just not possible. So next time you decide to run a race, please, wear warm clothes. Do a warm up in those warm clothes, even if it’s a 10 minute jog. And then keep moving up until the gun goes off. You want to be sweating before a race, not shivering. That’s how you run a fast time.