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Enjoy to the Fullest the Bay to Breakers Party With These Tips

May is that time of the year when you get to enjoy the activity called Bay to Breakers like a local of San Francisco.

In order to boost the morale of the people after the devastating 1906 SF earthquake and fire, they held the very first Bay to Breakers in 1912.

This event is a 12k race that the whole nation considered as a not to be missed event. This event is also lauded as the Mardi Gras of the West Coast, which nearly the whole city is drawn out and would come in costume to celebrate, making SF a great city.

It is advisable though to be careful and not underestimate the race so that you will avoid experiencing some dangerous results. So, here are some pointers that will help you avoid incidents and will make you enjoy to the fullest the event.

Training before the race is a good way to start by running around seven miles or 12 km distance, because with a heavy costume on, you might face a few health risks.

In order to get ready for race after years of stagnant experience, you can follow some activities to do beforehand.

The first thing you have to do is to work your way up, which means do not try to start running the 12km right away but start with challenging but attainable goal. For example, you can run a mile in the first few days and about 30-minute running sessions like three times a week and soon a longer run over the weekend. Uncomfortable obstacles could happen like shortness of breath and shin splints, but will lead you to a power breakthrough.

Next is to wear the right gear, with the thought in mind that any job becomes easier when you use the right tools, and here in running, it is no different. An example is the wearing of the right shoes as a very important gear, for injuries and overexertion could occur in the wearing of wrong shoes.

To help you in your race, you can add cross training especially on your days off to keep pushing your body. To work your muscles, you can use resistance bands to condition your body without pushing hard.

It is wise to remember that diet matters, meaning, what you eat around the race date will make a big difference when you are running for the race. It is therefore advisable to maintain a healthy diet during your training, and do some carbohydrate loading the day before the race so you will have plenty of energy for the event.