4 tips to prepare for your weekend long run

Learn healthy steps from a Sanford POWER strength and conditioning specialist

tips for a long run

Whether you’re training for a 5K, half or full marathon, it’s a good idea to review your training plan and to keep your run in check.

As you head into the weekend, here are four tips to prepare yourself to make your long run successful from Kendall Railing, a certified strength and conditioning specialist at Sanford POWER and 16-time Fargo Marathon runner.

  1. Mentally prepare yourself during the week for your run.
  2. Make sure you are well hydrated during the week. You just cannot hydrate during the morning of the long run.
  3. Make sure you are getting enough carbs and eating enough calories the night before to sustain you for that long run.
  4. Make sure your long run is not too fast. Sometimes runners have a tendency to go too fast and the last miles can be pretty painful. Make the second half or the last three quarters of the run the faster pace.

Railing’s final advice: “Take it easy, enjoy your playlist and have a great run.”

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