Preparing for the Sound to Narrows
Many healthy adults can increase their level of moderate activity without an extensive medical exam. However, please be sure to check with your physician before beginning or changing your physical activity habits.
- Good pair of walking or running shoes
- Comfortable clothing and socks
- Sun protection (hat/visor and sunscreen)
- Good attitude
Training & Nutrition Tips
The Sound to Narrows Training Tips Series was developed by Greg Klein of South Sound Running and sponsored by New Balance. Our thanks to Lisa Lovejoy, Sports/Wellness Dietitian at MultiCare Center for Healthy Living, for providing nutrition tips. Feel free to contact Lisa at 253-301-5091.
After the Finish Line
After you cross the finish line, be sure to keep moving and walking for at least a half a mile or five minutes. This will keep your leg muscles pumping blood back to your heart for circulation to the brain and body. There will be open spaces to walk around as you cool down from the walk. Fluids and nutritious snacks will also be available.
Restore your muscle glycogen stores by consuming carbohydrates in the form of sports drinks, fruits and snacks. Usually one gram of carbs per kilogram of weight per hour is helpful. The goal is a total of 8-10 grams of carbs per kilogram weight for the 24 hours following the race. This will result in quicker recovery and less delayed onset muscle soreness.
It is common to experience muscle cramping during and after a race. Stretching, hydration, and salt replacement may relieve some pain. Massage therapy may also help.
At the finish line, look for the medical tent where staff will be available to assist you in your post-race needs.