Know These Preparations to Make to be Ready for the Bay to Breakers Party
May is that time of the year when you get to enjoy the activity called Bay to Breakers like a local of San Francisco.
It was after the earthquake and fire in SF in 1906 that the very first Bay to Breakers was organized in 1912 in order to boost the morale of the locals.
This event is a 12k race that the whole nation considered as a not to be missed event. Nearly the entire city would participate in a costumed celebration that led SF to be labeled as the Mardi Gras of the West Coast, further making the city great.
A word of caution though, is that you are not to underestimate this race to avoid some harmful results. So, here are some pointers that will help you avoid incidents and will make you enjoy to the fullest the event.
Training before the race is a good way to start by running around seven miles or 12 km distance, because with a heavy costume on, you might face a few health risks.
If you are ready to race but no experience or have not raced for few years back, we have some tips for you to do.
The first thing you have to do is to work your way up, which means do not try to start running the 12km right away but start with challenging but attainable goal. Some training programs would make you start with a three mile run, or a 30-minute running sessions, and making it longer on weekends. You are to expect some obstacles like shin splints and shortness of breath, which are uncomfortable but will train you through.
Wearing the right gear would make your running easier, just like in any job where using the right tools would ease your performance. For example, running in the right shoes is of utmost importance, because a wrong shoes being worn would cause one to overexert yourself that might even cause you some injuries.
To help you in your race, you can add cross training especially on your days off to keep pushing your body. An example to push your body hard but not that hard is using resistance bands to work muscles.
Remember that diet matters, which means what you eat before the race day could create a big impact in your performance. Thus, maintaining a healthy diet when training should be remembered, and also better to carbo-load the day before the race to allow your body have a load of energy for the activity.