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My top tips for what you SHOULD be doing in the week before your big race

I recently posted a silly photo of me on Twitter wearing a surgical mask and bubble wrap as protection against germs and knocks during the week before my marathon. I won’t actually be sporting that outfit (!) but I will be taking some extra care of myself. You spend weeks religiously  following a training programme, pushing yourself, making sacrifices and it’s a real shame if it all goes wrong at the final hurdle.  I always say the hardest part of running a marathon is getting to the start line healthy, uninjured and ready to run.  Here’s my advice for what to do in those last few days.