During the final stages of preparation for a big race there are a multitude of things going through our heads! In theory the tapering period should be the most exciting part of preparation, since all the hard work is behind us. The reality though is that our heads start playing games causing doubt, fear and detracting from the focussed concentration that had gone into the preparation. Be that as it may, a solid, well-calculated taper is critical to being ready and motivated on the start line.
An important part of preparation, especially for an away-race, is ensuring that you don’t leave anything of importance at home! There are numerous check lists according to vast arrays of experiencesby runners and coaches, but above is our top 10 to ensure you keep the goal the goal!