4. Review your Running Technique
Good running technique can make a huge difference to your running efficiency, injury susceptibility and comfort level when running. I highly recommend that you get professional advice if changing your technique, as it’s not an easy thing to check or adjust on your own. Remember it is not about finding the perfect technique but rather the perfect technique for you. The goal is to optimise energy usage, reduce stress on your joints and ultimately help you to run well.
5. Get good sleep
Life is busy and often sleep is one of the first things to suffer. When you are training, it should be at the top of your list. Your body repairs and rejuvenates during sleep time. Good sleep is vital for your body to gain the full benefits of training. Quality sleep can also help to maintain a healthy immune system to avoid illness leading up to race day. If your sleep is suffering, try to revisit your sleep patterns and remember these general sleep guidelines:
- Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night
- Limit use of electronic devices to 1 hour before bed
- Reduce caffeine after lunch, and minimise alcohol at night
- Try to get your sleep at night but if not, nana naps are acceptable.
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