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Ottawa Race Weekend 2015: How to prepare for your run

From what to eat and drink to how to stay focused on running your own race, we've got tips for how to prepare on the day you head to the starting line.

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Just in time for Ottawa Race Weekend 2015, a kinesiologist shares his tips and tricks for how to prepare to run a race. 7:15

From what to eat and drink to how to stay focused on running your own race, we've got tips for how to prepare on the day you head to the starting line.

Our tips and tricks might not get you to a first place finish, like Yeshi Esayias of Ethiopia in 2013, but they can help you prepare to run your best race. (The Canadian Press)
Kinesiologist and trainer Kevin Wilson spoke to Our Ottawa host Lucy van Oldenbarneveld ahead of Ottawa Race Weekend. Check out the video above for everything you need to know before running your race.

His biggest pro tip? Consistency. Don't change your routine on race day.

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