Great news! We know you’ve all been waiting for the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon to come back so here it is! It’s official, the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is confirmed to come back this 30th of October 2022! We know that running a half marathon always require dedication, commitment and preparation. If you’re not a regular marathon runner, here’s our guide to the do’s and don’ts when preparing for a half marathon in Dubai.
Should you run as fast and as far as you can every day to prepare for the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon? Big no. If you overtrain, you’ll increase the likelihood of becoming drained and injured. Start training months before the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon so you can slowly increase your mileage and duration. Remember, running a half marathon is not just simply running. It’s a combination of running, proper nutrition and strength work. It’s important to listen to your body and set aside some time for rest days to help your body recover.
Some people think that losing weight before a marathon will make them lighter and run faster. As a result, they cut too many calories and change their diet drastically. That causes a big problem since overdoing your diet will only negatively affect your health and your performance. Plan your meals to ensure that you have a well-balanced diet and don’t forget to treat yourself from time to time.
Sorry to break it to you but if you aren’t getting enough sleep, you still won’t be able to do your best in the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon no matter how hard you’ve trained for it. We know you’re tired of hearing this but always aim for 7-9 hours of sleep! Why? This is because our body restores itself when we are asleep. Successful athletes prioritize sleep as it aids recovery and not only that, it also rebuilds muscles and cells.
If you’ve never run a half marathon in Dubai before, schedule a check-up with a doctor. Running a half marathon is no joke. It’s crucial to check if you have no underlying health problems that could jeopardize your overall health. If you have a heart or lung condition, we suggest joining a shorter run instead. The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon also have 5km and 10km races available during the same day.
If you don’t have any running shoes or attire, buy it at least 2 weeks before the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon. This will give you enough time to try and ensure that what you’ll wear during the half marathon is appropriate for running long distances. We also highly advise that never try out any new shoes and clothes during the day of the half marathon race as it may lead to injuries, pain and discomfort.
It’s easy to compare yourself with other runners and get overwhelmed by all the people during the actual event. Just remember that as long as you have proper preparation, you’ll be alright! We know it can get intimidating to run with others but focus on yourself and enjoy it! Besides, The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is here to ensure that everyone is having a fun and memorable experience.
Want to join a race event in Dubai this 2022? Check out the best running events in the city below:
The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is one of the most popular running events in Dubai. The next Mai Dubai City Half Marathon will be held on the 30th of October. Register now. You can also join our 5km and 10km races. To get more details about the next Mai Dubai City Half Marathon event, follow us at @promosevensports on Instagram.
The Mai Dubai Community Run previously called the Skechers Performance Run has 2.5 km, 5km, and 10km races available and it’s a family-friendly event which is great if you want to bring your family with you. The first race of the series will be back on November 12th 2022.
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay was held in DIFC last 9th of February 2022. The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is the only corporate race in the world and anyone can enter as a team of 10 for a great team-building activity.