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How Do You Take Care Of Yourself While Training For A Race?

We want to know how you stay on track — without sacrificing your body and/or sanity.

So you decided to sign up for a race and you are PUMPED AF.

But then a few weeks into training your body is incredibly unhappy with you and you're exhausted from trying to somehow balance your life with your training schedule.

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This shit is no joke, people.

What are some of the tips and tricks you use to take care of yourself so you can continuously train like a beast, while also maintaining your sanity?

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Maybe you learned how to use your rest days wisely for maximum recovery.

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Like scheduling self-massage and foam rolling basically nonstop.

Or found the right foods to load up on before or after big mileage days.

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Maybe you discovered the secret to the most comfortable running clothes and the best anti-chafing products.

Or learned the best way to plan out each week so that your weekly training schedules were more manageable.

So tell us: What are your tips for taking care of your body and mind while you train for a race?

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We want to know the things you'd recommend to all the runners out there training for their first race as well as the veterans who want to practice better self-care this time around.

Tell us in the comments below for a chance for your suggestions to be featured in a future BuzzFeed post.

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