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I love racing and I love traveling so my “misc.” topic for this Friday is Five Ways to Enjoy a Race-cation.
Well, I do do this several times a year and I just got back from one, so here are my tips:
- Throw Your Diet Out the Window
I know you want to eat healthy and you have a race planned. But limiting what you can eat and/or drink is NO FUN!
I am not a big drinker. I rarely drink except for special occasions. But isn’t a race-cation a special occasion?
I don’t eat sweets at home but on vacations, I like to splurge. I did run 131. miles, right?
2. Squeeze in a run or two.
Yes, you are tapering. But you’ll be testing out the weather conditions and it will help you relax.
I also like to take a short run as a recovery.
3. Take lots of walks to explore the area and enjoy your new scenery.
You can’t run all the time. Especially if you with others who do not share your love of running. So I like to find places to visit where I can walk, such as beaches.
Or I just get up early and go for a walk by myself.
4. Plan activities that you enjoy.
It’s not just a race. It’s also a vacation. I love art, animals, gardens, lighthouses, beaches and sunsets. Luckily my hosts usually like these things too.
5. Be flexible.
Plans often go awry.
There’s the weather, of course. Schedule changes. Transportation problems. I’ve encountered them all.
Happy Running! Any other tips for enjoying race-cations?