Many runners swear by the shakeout run—a few easy miles at a casual pace—a day or two before their big race. Think of it as the warmup before the warmup. But don’t let the low stakes fool you, because you can still screw up your shakeout—and mess up months of hard work—if you aren’t careful.
We recently asked Runner’s World+ members at the Boston Marathon to share their tried-and-true shakeout tips. Steal their strategies for what to do (and what not to do) on the eve of a race, and they’ll help you head to the starting line the next day feeling strong and confident.
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