Getting Ready to Crush the Colfax Marathon Weekend Races: Your Ultimate Pre-Race Checklist

Getting Ready to Crush the Colfax Marathon Weekend Races: Your Ultimate Pre-Race Checklist

The countdown to the Colfax Marathon is on! With less than two weeks to go, it's time to shift gears and focus on preparing your body for the big day on May 19th. Whether you're a seasoned runner or a first-timer, proper preparation is key to ensuring you perform your best on race day. Here's your ultimate pre-race checklist to help you get ready to crush whichever Colfax race you are lacing up for! 

1. Book a POWER + RELEASE Session at Upswell Studio

First things first, prioritize recovery. Book yourself a POWER + RELEASE session at Upswell Studio to give your muscles the TLC they deserve. These sessions are designed to reduce inflammation and aid in muscle recovery, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle your next run. And do not forget about the sauna and cold plunge! 

Take advantage of the benefits of sauna and cold plunge therapy to further enhance your recovery efforts. Schedule some sauna time and a cold plunge session to help soothe sore muscles, improve circulation, and promote relaxation. Upswell truly is the perfect place for pre-race recovery. 

2. Treat Yourself to a Massage at Squeeze Cherry Creek

Next, indulge in some self-care with a massage at Squeeze Cherry Creek. A massage can help release tension, improve flexibility, and enhance recovery, making it an essential part of your pre-race routine. You might also want to book a massage for the day after the race…… Just a suggestion. 

4. Gear Up at Fleet Feet Denver

Visit Fleet Feet Denver to stock up on race day essentials, including hydration from RNWY. RNWY is hydration made for runners and as we know anything can happen with the Colorado weather, making sure you are stocked with the best fuel is key to performance. Pick up a fun outfit while you are at it too! 

5. Test Your Race Day Outfit with Us 

Join us for a test run of your race day outfit at bRUNch Club this Sunday at Stanley Market. Not only will you get a chance to try out your gear, but you'll also enjoy a fun run with fellow runners followed by a delicious brunch. Bagels are definitely a carb! Plus this week’s run club is going to be epic! You can try out the latest shoes from lululemon and jump into an Ice Barrel courtesy of Upswell! P.S. Their second location in Central Park is opening real soon! 

6. Prioritize Sleep and Rest

Make sleep a priority in the days leading up to the race. Aim for 8-9 hours of quality sleep each night to ensure your body is well-rested and ready to perform on race day. Sleep does not always come easy especially in the days leading up to a race when you can become a ball of pre-race anxiety. If you need a little assistance, we are huge fans of beam dream. It’s mellow and the perfect nightcap to send you off to dreamland! 

7. Invest in Sunscreen for Protection

Sunscreen is a runners best friend even on a cloudy day! Invest in a high-quality sunscreen that won't burn your eyes as you sweat and will keep you covered throughout your run. We recommend Supergoop's PLAY and Clearstem's YOUARESUNSHINE for reliable sun protection. Both are 40+ 

8. Join Us for a Shakeout Run at Snooze A.M. Eatery Union Station

Finally, join us for a shakeout run on May 16th at Snooze A.M. Eatery Union Station. It's our annual bRUNch at Night event benefiting Girls on the Run Rockies, and it's the perfect way to kickstart your Colfax Run weekend. Carb and protein up and connect with other athletes that are getting ready to head to the start line. Tickets are on sale now and you can still join even if you have absolutely no desire to race that week or ever! You know how we cinnamon roll….

Ready to Crush the Colfax Run?

With your pre-race checklist complete, you've put in the work and now it's time to rest up and prepare to crush Colfax on May 19th. We can't wait to see you at the finish line!

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