9) Plan Your Race Strategy Carefully; Use The Right Aid Stations
The most important thing you can do is be smart and plan your race strategy carefully. Decide how long you want to run and how often you want to use your aid stations. Don’t wait until mile 20 of a marathon to decide that you only want to stop at water stations, which are at miles 5, 10, 15 and 20. Plan ahead. Practice using your water bottles and fuel belts when it’s hot out so that you know what works best for you during a race.
10) Don’t Forget To Hydrate Beforehand
The first tip is to hydrate ahead of time, especially if you’re used to running in cooler temperatures. You may feel less thirsty when it’s hot out and have a tendency to drink less, but stay focused—if you wait until you’re thirsty, it could be too late.