Marathon Training Guide: 24 Hours Before

Marathon preparation, race ready

Kit Preparation

A ‘kit lay’ the night before is vital in our opinion and essential for calming the pre-race nerves. This may already be a ritual for you from previous races, but if not, it is the best way to ensure you have everything you need for race day.

Below is a list which covers most generic items (not everyone needs all of these):

  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Socks
  • Insoles
  • Gels
  • Gloves/hat
  • Throw away jacket/jumper to wear at the start line to start warm
  • Watch
  • Phone
  • Safety pins
  • Warm kit in bag for post-race to re-layer

Added Extras:

  • Blister plasters
  • Tape


Other preparation

Food: Eat a nutritious meal no different to what you’ve been eating during training.

Activity: Some people prefer to do absolutely nothing the night before a big race. Others prefer a recovery run of a couple of miles to keep the legs ticking over. Do whatever feels right to you.

Journey to start: Research the exact race start time as well as the route of your journey to get there. The last thing you want is to stress about is traffic or cancelled trains

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