Pre Race Check Off List

running gear Here's my pre-race check off list that I've compiled from experience. I hope it helps! Leading up to Race, Emergen C for prevention of cold, etc.. Pre-race at home:
  • Body Glide or other skin lubricant to prevent blisters
  • Sunscreen
  • Armband or belt to carry your phone if you can’t part with it or want to have it along to take pictures immediately before, during or after the race
  • Charge Garmin
  • Charge Smart Phone
  • Download smartphone and make sure you have memory for photos and videos!
  • Extra layers you can toss (For cool weather races; go to the thrift store and buy one. The race will, in return, donate the clothes.)
  • Headphones
  • Fuel (Gu, Shot blocks, Nuun, etc.)
  • Ibuprofen, Zyrtec, Sudafed, Imodium AD (for longer races, because you never know. I usually put these in a small baggie.)
Pre-race, bring to corrals:
  • Bottled water (Just in case I get thirsty before the race starts.)
  • Pre-race healthy snack (My metabolism is on high gear pre race and these snacks have saved me a few times! I usually bring a Larabar or Honey Stinger Waffles.)
For the race:
  • Running top, shorts or tights (weather appropriate)
  • Wicking socks, I highly recommend Balega's!
  • Running shoes
  • Race bib and safety pins (I typically pin my bib on my shirt the night before!)
  • ID — written onto the back of your bib or product such as Road ID
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or visor
  • Tissue
  • "hot hands" to keep hands warm pre-race (if not wearing gloves)
  • throw away jacket / mylar jacket
  • garbage bag / poncho
Post-race:
  • Dry clothes and socks to change into post-race (If you plan to hang out after the race, then it's best to bring extra clothes and socks.)
  • Post-race snack and fluids (Most of the time, the race will provide drinks and snacks after the race.)
  • Jacket (I'm ALWAYS cold after running so this is a must for me!)
  • Slippers. I highly recommend Oofos!
  • Compression socks ie. CEP Compression
  • Headband
Post-race at home:
  • Compression pants/socks
  • Foam Roller / sticks
  • Ibuprofen?
  • Recovery
If traveling for a race :
  • Compression pants
  • Ice Packs
  • Lacrosse Balls
  • Back up Race Clothes (in case of change in weather.)
  • KT Tape
  • Bandaid
  • Ear plugs

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