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Debunking Three Popular Pre-Race Myths

  • By Jeff Gaudette
  • Published Mar. 5, 2014
  • Updated Mar. 5, 2014 at 9:14 AM UTC
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Learn why (and how) to avoid making these same mistakes before your next race.

Runners put a lot of thought and planning into their training schedule, and with good reason. The right combination of hard workouts, recovery efforts, weekly mileage and long runs are the main ingredients necessary to run a new personal best. An often overlooked, yet critical component to running fast, however, is executing in the final days and hours leading up to the race. Even small mistakes in this tiny timeframe before a race can spell disaster regardless of how fit you are.

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To help maximize your chances of success on race day, let’s look at three of the most common pre-race myths and learn why (and how) to avoid making these same mistakes before your next race.

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Jeff Gaudette

Jeff Gaudette

Jeff has been running for 13 years, at all levels of the sport. He was a two time Division-I All-American in Cross Country while at Brown University and competed professionally for 4 years after college for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Jeff's writing has been featured in Running Times magazine, Endurance Magazine, as well as numerous local magazine fitness columns.

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