After not running in any races for many years due to my nerves, I decided recently that I needed to overcome my fear so I could compete again. Taking on a mental challenge can often be harder than a physical one but sometimes with more rewards afterwards.
I did some research and picked out a few key points to help me. Below are three short videos to show the main tips that I used to overcome my nerves before the Queenstown marathon. When race day came round I felt confident and calm. Take a look...
Tip one -
Familiarise yourself with the route and area.
Tip two -
Dont only have one goal, set multiple goal brackets.
Tip three -
Have every item needed on race day ready a few days in advance.
I hope you enjoyed listening to my tips. I will definitely be trying to incorporate these ideas into my future races as much as possible. If you have any other tips that you think I, or any other readers, might learn from, please share them in the comments below.
Most of these concepts came from people that I have listened to being interviewed on the Tough Girl Podcast. There is so much more that I could have put in here but these are my favourites. Check out the podcast for more awesome tips.
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