Top Tips for a 10km from HOKA
EFREM GIDEY | HOKA INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE
“Before running the 2023 Cancer Research UK London Winter Run, my top tip is to stay hydrated, get as much rest and sleep as possible. On the day of the race, about 20 minutes before, do an easy warm up, for example a light jog and some stretches. While running the 10km, focus on your own race, keep up with the pace and always have a positive mindset!”
ELLIS CROSS | HOKA INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE
“My top tip is to pace yourself! It may seem like an obvious thing to do when running a 10km, however, it’s very easy to get excited early on in a 10km race and over-commit. When you have the buzz of the crowds, and the adrenaline is pumping you can find yourself running at a significantly faster pace than you had planned without actually realising it. Starting off sensible and building yourself into the race is the best way to go. You always want to save something for the finish!”
JACK GRAY | HOKA RACER AND INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE
My top tip for the 10km is to practice your race day routine. As they say, practice makes perfect; however, it’s often tempting to try new things on the day.
Firstly, make sure you train in your racing shoes. I always do a few training runs in my HOKA Rocket X, so I know they are comfortable. Secondly, perfect your pre-race meal; the last thing you want is stomach trouble ruining your big day! I have a big bowl of porridge 4 hours prior and a gel before the race starts. Thirdly, have a mantra to say to yourself when it gets hard e.g “trust your training” or “I am strong”.