The rest you get leading up to the race is just as significant as the night before, so always value quality sleep.
Now, the best way to gauge how much sleep you need is to go to bed at the same time every night and then wake up on your own, without the aid of an alarm clock, says Bob Gazzola, M.D., a longtime runner, to Running Times.
#4. Pack Your Gear Beforehand
By beforehand, we mean you should pack NOW. It helps to have these essentials before you head out on the trail: singlet, running shoes, a snack or two, a small towel, and an extra clothing to put on after a race. Remember, you'll be going through some obstacles with mud and ice, so make sure you're wearing shoes and clothes that can take the punishment.
To avoid losing your valuables — like money, mobile phone, and keys — just bring them with you as you race. We suggest a waterproof fanny pack.
#5. Know Your Path
Assembly time for all runners is at 5 a.m. Our suggestion? You pre-plan your travel so you’ll arrive early, enough to let you warm up before the race.
If you’re going by private vehicle, note that Nuvali, the location of the race, is approximately less than an hour’s drive from the city. It’s accessible through several exits along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX): Greenfield City/Unilab/Mamplasan (secured access), Sta. Rosa, Eton City-Greenfield, Silangan, and Calamba.
For commuters, check out Nuvali’s website for different ways to reach the area.
We know, pre-race nerves is quite normal, especially given the challenging obstacles you'll be facing in the Urbanathlon, but the best you can do is to feed your mind with positive expectancy. You can do it. Good luck!