<i>Runner's World</i> Training Tips: Preparing for your night race

Runner's World Training Tips: Preparing for your night race

Racing at night can be exhilarating and fun, but there are some things you should know when preparing for a night race that will enhance your experience. With the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend less than a month away, here are some Runner's World night-running tips to make sure you are ready to go come race day!

Preparing for your night race:

  • Make sure to get at least three practice runs at night close to the Wine & Dine Half Marathon race start time of 10 p.m.
  • Practice training runs will allow you to carefully plan what type of fueling, hydration, and bathroom strategies you will need come race day, all of which can have a big impact on your finishing time.
  • Be sure to wear reflective gear during your training runs so drivers can see you, and be sure to carry proper ID and a cell phone with you while you are on the road.
  • Running in the dark can also change your sense of how your body is moving. You may feel like you’re running faster than you are – which is a great confidence boost!

With these tips in mind, we’ll look forward to seeing you cruise into the Finish Line Party after an exciting Wine & Dine Half Marathon.  And for more running advice from Runner's World, follow us on Facebook, where we will release videos over the coming weeks featuring the Chief Running Officer of Runner's World, Bart Yasso, answering questions asked by our Facebook Fans.