Dailymission

#dailymission on June 24, 2012

How do you calm yourself before a really big race?

  1. #dailymission since I began coaching this has become a bigger deal. I used to, when I was a wee little lad, kiss my biceps and jump up and down in the air. I still do the jumping thing, but not the... read more

    • Julie B.
      Julie B.

      Very nice and inspiring thoughts!! My little boy will sometimes flex his muscles too so that thought made me laugh out loud!!

      almost 2 years ago Like

  2. #dailymission How do you calm yourself before a really big race?
    Surround myself with friends.

    • Natalie J.
      Natalie J.

      Not get to the starting line too early and just try to enjoy seeing all the people. GoRun (and people like you!) have made racing welcoming to 10 minute milers like me.

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • Becky S.
      Becky S.

      Chocolate.

      almost 2 years ago Like1 person

    • Liz P.
      Liz P.

      Sit silently and walk through the race and the transitions in my head (my big races have been tri's). :D

      almost 2 years ago Like

  3. #dailymission How do you calm yourself before a really big race?

    I'm usually pretty calm. I make sure to remember my training, and have confidence that I trained well enough to not warrant ... read more

  4. #dailymission How do you calm yourself before a really big race? I try not to think about the race until the last half hour. Then I work myself into a frenzy. I find I do less warmup with ag... read more

    • Johna M.
      Johna M.

      I'm surprised the 5K makes you nervous. Those are easy for you. I don't get nervous before a 5K--I think because I've done so many. But for the 10K we did, I was very anxious. For me, if I get to the race too early, I have too much time to think about it. I need to get there and go.

      almost 2 years ago Like

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    • Olu F.
      Olu F.

      I wish I could do that. Unfortunately the meal plan in itself requires that I think about the race at minimum 48 hours before. Also all the crap you need to have sorted before a triathlon can't be put together that quickly. Ahh, if to be a runner. Shoes and your off. lol!

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • Larry
      Larry

      I prepare. I just meant I don't work on my game face until a little before.

      almost 2 years ago Like

  5. #dailymission "How do you calm yourself before a really big race?" Why would I want to be calm? Adrenaline is power, baby.