Count Down to Race Day!


November 5, 2016
4 days to go!
November 13, 2016
12 days to go!
There are just four days until Savannah and twelve days until Las Vegas. You've all been training hard and relentlessly raising funds in support of so many adults and children struggling with dyslexia. 

In these last few days take some advice from experienced runner, Jennifer Van Allen, Runner's World Magazine to make the most of your race!

THE WEEK BEFORE THE RACE  
Stop stressing.  Rock'n'Roll Savannah and Las Vegas are huge, positive community events with strangers cheering you on, feeding you and offering water, and celebrating your accomplish. Everyone fears that they'll be last, but don't worry. In all likelihood, you won't be. People with a very wide range of abilities will be running and some people will walk from start to finish.
Make your final fundraising requests.  This is the week the procrastinators WILL donate to your page.  Remember, people want to give but need to be reminded.  

THE DAYS BEFORE THE RACE
Don't do anything new.  Race week isn't the time to try new shoes, new food or drinks, new gear, or anything else you haven't used on several workouts. Stick with the routine that works for you.
Get off your feet.  In the days before you race, try to stay off your feet as much as possible. Relax, and leave the lawn mowing or shopping or sightseeing for after the race.

RACE DAY
Limit your sipping.  Yes, you need to stay hydrated, but no major drinking 30 minutes before the gun; sip if your mouth is dry or it's particularly hot out. Some athletes will take a mouthful and use it as a rinse and spit. Your best bet is to stay hydrated throughout the day. Aim for half your body weight in ounces. So for instance, if you weigh 200 pounds, aim for 100 ounces of calorie-free fluids like water each day. If you weigh 160 pounds, aim for 80 ounces per day.
Arrive early.  Get to the race at least one hour before the start so you'll have time to pick up your number (if you don't already have it), use the porta potty, and warm up. You don't want to be running to the starting line.

These were just a few great tips from Jennifer Van Allen, to read the rest, including her "after the race" tips, click here!

For more ideas to reach your fundraising goal contact Tricia Sturm, TeamQuest Campaign Manager, at  tsturm@dyslexiaida.org  or (410) 561-6413. 

Map My Run
This week's Map My Run city is Chicago! 
 With over 68,500 running trails to choose from, you're bound to find the one for you.
To our very first TeamQuest Tuesday Playlist! Find out why it's our most-played playlist and turn up the tunes while you prepare for race day!
Banana Berry Smoothie
1 banana
1/3 cup blueberries
1/3 cup strawberries
1 cup yogurt
2/3 cup ice
Blend, pour, enjoy! 
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