With the race coming up in a few days, I have a few coworkers who are either running in the same race or their spouse is asking me for advice. One question that was asked; What should they eat before the race? This is a 10k we are all running, not a marathon. They were planning on eating a huge pasta meal the night before the race. I told him to tell his wife to eat what she normally eats before she works out.
Another question that came up, should I stretch before I run the race? My personal preference is no. I never stretch before I run. If my legs do not feel warmed up, I start off slow. I used to start off with a 5 minute walk before I would break into a run.
Someone else asked me if we should wear the shirt the day of the run. They wanted to know if doing this would bring bad luck. I told them no, it has nothing to do with luck. You just do not want to wear a new shirt on the day of a race if you never have worn it before. The reason is comfort. Why go into a race and be uncomfortable. The same advice can be applied with new shows. Make sure to wear them a few times before the race to break them in.
The most important thing is to have fun.