If you are relatively new to physical activity, consult a doctor before embarking on a fitness routine and plan.
- Listen to your body and run at a pace that is comfortable for you.
- Pay attention to the event rules, regulations especially safety details and follow them.
- Be positive as it keeps you mentally strong, even when you are tired.
- Join or form a running group to gain tips and support.
- If you are going to the event alone, have an “emergency” contact number with you
- Stick to sports drinks, food and equipment that you have used regularly and don’t try anything new during the race event or on race event morning.
- Learn more than one swim stroke. Good alternatives for open water swimming include sidestroke, breaststroke, and for some people, backstroke.