Stressing About Your Color Run?

I remember my first 5K and it was no laughing matter.  It can be a very stressful, yet proud time for a beginning runner.  BUT, I couldn’t help but get a chuckle from this post on Ben Greenfield’s website.  It’s a detailed list of what you can do to get ready for your Color Run, including number one, which is “sign up.”

In all seriousness, I have based my new diet on Ben’s nutrition planning for Ironman athletes and it’s going great, so I will probably be giving him a lot of praise soon.  But, before that glowing endorsement, a little fun with a featured article on his website.

10 Tips to Get Ready for a Color Run – Ben Greenfield

Yes, those are practical training tips, but we all know that racing is 90% half mental, so I’ve taken the liberty of creating my own list of psychological tips for the Color Run.

10 Ways to Mentally Prepare for Color Run – Mike Tarrolly

1.  Squirt your dog with a garden hose until he bites you.
2.  Change into a white t-shirt WHILE you’re drinking a glass of grape juice.
3.  Check your temperature often with a rectal thermometer
4.  Walk across gravel while reciting key passages from the Bible.
5.  Go to Walmart and ask the “greeter” a lot of performance running shoe questions.
6.  Sniff old paint cans in the garage.
7.  Eat Snow Cones like they’re going out of style.
8.  Watch re-runs of Laverne and Shirley.
9.  Lay on your back and stare into the sun.
10. Wear bandanas tighter than normal leading up to the race.

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