Top 3 Things Not To Do Before A Long Run

If you’re training for a long distance event that means you are scheduling your long runs for a Saturday or Sunday morning.  Because it’s summer you are probably entertaining more or going out to dinner with friends and are just more social in general.

Here are some quick tips on what you should NOT do to help you stay better prepared when you ‘go long’.

1.  Drink too much alcohol the night before.  It’s dehydrating and you will wake up feeling less than refreshed for a ten mile run.

2.  Eat too many veggies.  The summer bounty is endless this time of year, but go easy on the grilled veggies and fresh summer salads the night before a long run.  You’ll thank me.

3.  Go to bed too late.  You can stay up late the next night, I promise.  Just get to bed early and re-vive those engines for that long run.

Training season isn’t forever so buckle down and focus on your training.   Trust me, that icy cold beer will taste even better after you’re done.

Now go run!

Keli

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