Half marathon week: last minute tips

Welcome to the race week runners! Are you excited? We sure are! Full of positive excitement and ready to rock! Here are some last minute tips for the days before Helsinki City Run on Saturday!
Don’t do anything new. Race week isn’t the time to try new shoes, new food or drinks, new gear, or anything else you haven’t used on several workouts. Stick with the routine that works for you!

Get off your feet. In the days before your race, try to stay off your feet as much as possible. Your goal is to show up on saturday with rested legs and strong mind –ready to run! We have a Shake out Run on Friday at 6pm if you want to join. 20-30 minutes easy running might do good the day before the race. Check out more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1385721514818651/

Don´t eat too big portions! It´s important to stay hydrated and eat enough during race week but rather than devouring a gigantic bowl of pasta the night before the race, which could upset your stomach, try eating carbs in small increments throughout the day before the race. Eat carbs that work for you and your stomach!

Get your race day gear ready well beforehand and check that you have everything! The night before the race, lay out your clothes, and if you already have your bib, fasten it on. That’s the one thing you need at the starting line. Don’t show up without it!

Try to get enough sleep the night before.  You are probably feeling a little nervous and excited, but try to get enough sleep the night before the race day! You need all the energy to run a half marathon!

Good luck and see you in the competition office and event expo! 

Competition Office opening hours:
Friday May 12, 2017 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (9:00-19:00)
Saturday May 13, 2017 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (9:00-13:00)

Check more event information and schedule here!