10 Things a Sherpa Needs to Do or Not Do on Race Day...

Jog Stroller Friendly Race Calendar As I wrote in my one of my more recent post, I was a Sherpa for my hubby who just completed his first Ironman in Cozumel.  It was such an experience, but as I mentioned I was not fully prepared for my Sherpa duties.  With that being said, if you are planning on being someone’s Sherpa for an endurance race, here are some things I learned that I thought I would pass along, so you do not make the same mistakes I did. Nutrition. Nutrition. Nutrition. Yes, nutrition is just as important for you as your racer.  You are preparing for a potentially 17-20 hour day and you need to eat and drink appropriately. Hydrate!  This is not an easy spectator’s sport; you will be doing a lot of exercising yourself. Unfortunately for me, I did not think that far ahead. I did bring enough water and Gatorade, but nothing else edible. Good thing one of our Team Z cheer run stations was located at our hotel where I was able to grab couple of Cliff Bars. Map Out Route. Before the actual day of the race, look over the course map or even drive it to scope out where you want to be to see your racer. Very important, logistics on race day might be more difficult because there might be road closure due to the race. Even though the coaches had several meeting with the Sherpa’s on where to go, it did not seem to matter.  I still did not park my scooter on the right side of the road of the swim start; thus making it to a couple of cheer stations impossible. Bring Sunscreen. If you think you don’t need it. Think again. You will...