One more session left in the first ever Run SMART Kids program at The Anderson School in New York City. This week we focused on “how to prepare for a race” to help the kids get ready for their mile fun run next week in Riverside Park. The handout for the day was broken down into three sections: Before the Race, Day of Race and After the Race.
Our goal throughout the program was to teach the kids the basics about proper pacing, running form, stretching, nutrition, etc. but we also wanted to provide the full experience of what it’s like to train towards a goal and finish a race. They’ve worked hard logging their schoolyard laps each week so now it’s time for all that work to pay off! We’ll be handing out shirts and bib numbers at the fun run next week.
Below are some of the points we talked about this week:
Before the race
- Goal setting
- Race strategy
- Proper nutrition the week before
- Proper rest/sleep
Day of Race
- What should you bring to a race?
- Race day nutrition
After the Race