Whether or not you have a personal reason to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, every runner could use a bit of the luck of the Irish on race day. In that spirit, we are sharing the tips, tricks and rituals that make us feel lucky on race day.
Holly uses a favorite song to get lucky on race day
Before a race I always always always have to listen to “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen to pump me up. It really encourages me to start out strong.
Kim has one rule for getting lucky on race day
My rule for a lucky race is “nothing new on race day”. That means fueling with brands and flavors that were tested on a training run (there will be Gatorade on the Cherry Blossom course), and wearing clothes and gear that were tested on a training run — save that great expo find for after the race!
Kim’s Lucky Race Day Outfit
Heather Has One Superstition For Good Luck On Race Day
I have a race day superstition of not wearing the race shirt until after the race. I feel like I have to earn it and I don’t want to jinx myself!
Coco Uses The Good Luck Box To Get Lucky On Race Day
There’s a saying that “Luck is what happens when preparation meet opportunity.” To quell race day jitters, I remind myself of all the preparation I’ve put in, and tell myself “I’ve Got This.” That’s the same slogan you’ll find in the Good Luck Box, which is a gift box filled with handpicked items from running experts designed to give you an edge on race day.
The motivational message, fun fuel, and other bling will make any runner feel lucky on race day.