Today I’m joining the lovely ladies for Tuesdays On The Run. Where we talk about a different topic each week that is running related.
Today’s topic is “Race Do-overs”… what race would you like to do-over, to correct mistakes, or relive the glory.
For me… one comes to mind – Elves On The Run. I crashed and burned at that event… but now having about a years worth of running and racing under my belt, there are a few things that I would change.
First of all, I would change my choice for lunch. I ate a Schlotzsky’s veggie sandwich and a cup of soup for lunch, hours before the race. That will never be a pre-race meal for me again as I did not enjoy reliving it through the race.
Next, I’d choose better clothes for the race…. adhering to the “dress for 20 degrees warmer”. The capris, t-shirt, and jacket was just too hot for 60 degrees. In addition, I’d pin my bib to my shirt prior to leaving for the race.
Lastly, I’d start out slower so as to not to crash and burn later in the race.
Even though I can go back and have a do-over, I have incorporated these learnings into races since then with great success.
Do you have a race you’d like to do-over? Do you incorporate learnings from previous races into your future race strategy?