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MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,288
6/1/13 4:29 A

Unlike longer distances (eg. half or full marathon), you don't have to do too much to prepare for a 5K.

* Ensure you are well hydrated beforehand, but don't drink anything for about 20 minutes immediately before the race
* Have at least something to eat beforehand, but not a huge meal.
* Arrive early and walk for 5-10 minutes before the race to warm up. Latest research suggests that you shouldn't stretch cold muscles, so stretching beforehand is best avoided.

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6/1/13 2:36 A

Hi Egilona!

I think it all depends on how do you feel about preparation. I have a friend and she all about preparation - mentally, with he diet. My way of preparation is very different. Well, I don't do anything at all. I make sure that i am well rested, had my breakfast and a snack before my half marathon. This is it. I have an ap on my phone which tells me my pace and i think it helps me to push myself little bit harder when i run. I also find that i am running faster on the day.

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6/1/13 12:09 A

I'm running a 5K at 8 am Sunday morning - any tips on how to best prepare the day before/day of? This isn't my first 5K, but I ran my previous 5K for work, and it was sort of a surprise (I found out I was running it the morning of...as I was coming off the first half of a double shift), so preparation isn't something I'm really familiar with. I've been doing the C25K program, but I'm only about halfway through - so I'm not expecting anything spectacular, but I'd still like to be able to run the best race that I possibly can. Any tips or advice, whether related to diet, activity, mental preparation, or anything else at all would be great - thanks! :)

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