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Use Your Long Training Workouts to Test Gear

Race Training Tip: Long Workout = Dress Rehearsal

I am happier when I workout, but I often seem to forget this fact and need a little outside motivation to get my sweat on. This is why I sign up for races. They provide set goals and a training plan — I love a schedule. If you're the same way, whether you're competing in a triathlon or a half or whole marathon, I have a little tip: use your long workouts as dress rehearsals. Wear the clothes, down to the socks, that you plan to wear on race day. This way you'll know what works and what rubs. Make sure to test your nutritional regimen, too, from the premeal dinner, prerace breakfast, to sports chews for during the race. Race days tend to be a little bit crazy and your adrenaline will likely be pumping. Having put your gear through trial runs, you can focus on making it to the finish line rather than futzing with your new shorts.

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