Tapering is the fine art of rest. The more you rest the final week, the better you will run on race day.
Here is a handy checklist as you set out your race day clothing and accessories the night before:
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Sweating depletes your body of water and salts. The harder you breathe, the more water escapes through your respiratory system. As your body runs low on liquids and you become increasingly dehydrated, your total blood volume drops. Your heart must pump at a higher rate to circulate the same amount of blood, diverting needed blood and performance energy from your large running muscles.
Nutrition is key when training for a race. Following the guidelines of the Canada Food Guide is the best advice.
There are various kinds of running that can be used for different purposes:
Pacing is a critical aspect of successful running, because the goal is to maintain the desired pace for the entire race or workout – to finish each interval in the same amount of time.
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Stress and rest are the foundations of all training programs. Stress makes us stronger. Rest provides recovery and a rebuilding improvement phase.
Running tall and running relaxed will improve your running form. A relaxed, upright posture is the best running position. Continue reading “Top Tips for Breathing and Running”
The long run adapts the runner’s endurance fitness to exercising for an extended period of time. The major advantages of the long run is that prolonged running burns a lot of calories, improves your endurance in the working muscles, and strengthens the connective tissue such as, the ligaments, tendons and cartilage.