27 Feb '15, 2am

How to get to the starting line worry-free:

I am getting ready to run my first half marathon next month. I am SO excited and nervous all at the same time! I was wondering, do you have any suggestions for race day for me, other than Xanax! (Just kidding!) Thank you, Amy Dear Amy- Great question! We all experience some level of race anxiety no matter how long we have been racing. The first step to dealing with race anxiety is acknowledging it. Simply recognizing that it is a perfectly normal part of racing is reassuring. To some degree, race anxiety is a good thing because it helps prepare us for peak performance, so it is not all bad! Race anxiety can sometimes lead us to doubt our training and ourselves, so knowing how to manage it is the key. Here are some pre-race tips to help keep you calm, centered, focused, and prepared for a great experience! 1) Trust your Training- When you feel race anxiety kicking in, ackno...

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