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Pre-Race Anxiety

193: Overcome Pre-Race Anxiety

mindset Apr 01, 2021

Races are starting to come back onto the schedule. Whether it is a smaller local race or a major marathon with thousands of runners, racing is returning. With racing can come a major issue for many runners - pre-race nerves. The anxiety around racing has disappeared for the past year, but as runners prepare to pin on their numbers, let’s take a look at these jitters and what to do about them.


Highlights of the Episode


What causes fear and nervousness

Better ways to overcome pre-race anxiety

The longer buildup makes the race feel more important

Develop a mental space for a better run

Time trials and virtual races


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