Race Day Newsletter
Half Marathon November 2021
10 weeks ago you started your journey with RaceTeam, the plan has changed with regards to your race, but you have adapted and now it's time to complete your RaceTeam experience with your chosen half marathon.
You are going to be tested on Sunday and will come up against some confronting and challenging moments, get ready to embrace these challenges. Trust the programme, we can't wait to see you cross that finish line - have fun!!
K2M Half Marathon 2021: Sunday 6 June
Please make sure you have read the race information on the race website:
Things to think about in the lead up to race day
Double check your gear!:
Check the weather forecast and make sure you have the right gear for the conditions. Go through your gear checklist to ensure you have everything ready to go, think about things like:
When/where is race pack pick up?
Is your watch charged?
Do you have your pre/during/post race nutrition ready?
Do you have all your race gear ready? (including layers for unpredictable weather conditions)
Do you have wet weather gear just in case?
Warm, dry layers for pre and post race
We want to eliminate any unnecessary stress on race day morning so taking time to think this through and make your own checklist now means one less thing to do on race morning.
Transport to Start Line:
Know your transport details to the start line, what time you need to be ready to allow enough time to get there in plenty of time for those last minute pre race nerve tasks!
Just a reminder to check the weather forecast and be prepared for all weather. Please have layers and wet weather gear on standby just in case. Be warm before the run and have dry, warm gear for afterwards.
Meeting Point for RaceTeam:
The half marathon start is at Lower Moutere School. We will meet you at this location - keep an eye out for a red umbrella ;o)
Meeting Time at Half Marathon Start:
From 10.00am. We will have a quick team photo at 10.30am then you can do your last minute race preparations and get to the start line!
Half Marathon Race Start Time: 11.00am
Make sure you warm up before race start! Go for a 10min easy jog and have warm gear on while you wait around for the race to start, just keep warm. If wet, a plastic poncho from the $2 shop is a great idea, grab one just in case!
Run your race and be awesome ;o)
Be Warm and Re-fuel
You will cool down pretty quickly after your race so make sure you have warm, dry gear to get changed into. Also have some good, healthy post race nutrition at the ready - hydrate and have some protein (muscle repair). Eggs, bananas, protein shakes, nuts are all good choices.
Post Race Tips
After we finish a race we are on a high and sometimes we forget to look after our bodies post race.
Here are some tips for after your race that will help you to recover as best you can:
Have warm gear for immediately after your run
Have some protein ready for after your run to assist with muscle repair (protein shake, banana)
Rehydrate (preferably with water ;o))
Stretch, legs up the wall
Enjoy the feeling of what you have just achieved
Use good recovery strategies in the days following your race. Your body will be put under stress so it needs time to recover. Go for some walks in the week following and continue to stretch.
If you need to contact Jo or Bevan at anytime, here are their mobile numbers:
Jo: 021 903388
Bevan: 021 869086
RaceTeam Meeting Point: Click image to enlarge