Whether this is your first half marathon, or your hundredth, and whether you’re a walker, a runner or somewhere in between, everyone benefits from some guidance and motivation now and then, and a structured training plan to keep on track to smash those goals.‘The coaching crew and I at Team CP are really excited to be part of your Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon journey as it is our job to support, educate and prepare you for the event in April. We have been coaching people to cross the finish line to achieve their Awesome for over 10 years now and use a mixture of group sessions, technique feedback and online coaching support to achieve this. If you have any questions about how to prepare or find yourself needing to get back on track after a setback then don’t hesitate to get in touch.’
Founder / Performance Coach / Head Honcho – Team CP
Hydration and Nutrition
After perfecting your running training, it’s important not to forget your race day nutrition plan. Fueling correctly on race day can account for 80% of your success and enjoyment out on course. Plus practising your race strategy in training to ensure you can tolerate your race nutrition. Our bodies have adequate reserves for the first hour or so of exercise, however the quicker you begin to refuel, the less likely fatigue will hit like a freight train, so start within the first 20 minutes of the event. Evenly spread your energy needs over each hour to ensure a consistent supply of fuel. Don’t rely on natural hunger and thirst cues! Set repeating 15-20 minute alarms on your watch to avoid race distractions and help cement this habit and ensure you hydrate at every aid station.
PeakFuel will be providing electrolyte hydration at some aid stations, providing a quality New Zealand made natural sports drink to help you reach your peak performance on race day. To find out how to plan your training & race day nutrition, read an easy to understand guide here.