The final leg – the last few days of training for a trek

This is it! You’ve made it to the final stretch of your trek training and the event is in sight.

You’ve been out and about training and building up those miles and hopefully the pounds and pennies of support are rolling in. As your training starts to wind down towards the event, take a look at our last-minute tips to make sure you’re fully prepared for the day itself.

Don’t try anything new

The last two weeks before the trek isn’t the time to try anything new. That means no new strenuous exercises and definitely no new shoes. If you haven’t tested it and worn it in during your training, don’t change it now!

Get those last-minute donations

The countdown is on! With a week or even only a few days to go, now is a great time to tell people about your trek, and why you’re raising money. Let your supporters know how your training has been going and how you’re feeling about the trek. It’s also a good opportunity to let people know how their money will help Battersea. For example, did you know that £34 could provide a dog with the warmth, safety and comfort of a Battersea kennel for one day?

Rest up

The week before your trek you should avoid long walks and get plenty of rest. Your dog will need to be walked as usual but depending on how much exercise they need and are used to it might be a good idea to ask someone else to help with some of their exercise for this week. Just make sure that like you, your dog doesn’t don’t go on any very long walks in the week leading up to your trek. They’ll need enough energy to complete the trek too.

Eat, drink and look after yourself

The week before your trek it’s important to look after yourself, stay hydrated and eat well. This is important during the trek too. Make sure you’re eating a good mix of carbohydrates and drink plenty of water.

You're all set for your trek! Keep an eye on your inbox for an email with final details from us, and we look forward to seeing you at Muddy Dog Trek soon.


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