>Racing>Pre-race insomniacs, post here!
Needs more cowbell!
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
✓ 1st olympic distance duathlon - AG 2nd!!
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race - no MTB in '13
✓ Half Fanatic
✓ punch Type 1 in the junk
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
Niagra Falls here I come!
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Abs of Flabs
pick up my race packet
When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, then you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
I used to have pre-race anxieties but that went away after running a whole bunch of races. Nowadays, it is reserved only for selected marathons. Seriously though, if you are anxious about it, you might relieve it by preparing for the race early, like several days before the race, pick out your race clothes, write down how to get there, and a time table for when to leave the house. This way, come the night before the race, you will have several things less to worry about, which may help reduce the stress.
Dumbest pre-race sleeping-related stunt I ever tried:
Junior year HS night before the county meet (last track meet of the year), I tape-recorded myself saying over and over again (in reference to the mile and 2-mile):
"I will win both races tomorrow, with two PRs"
I had this tape auto-reversing, playing as I tried to fall asleep, hoping to subliminally influence my performance. Well, it influenced my performance all right -- I didn't sleep worth a crap, and ran two completely sucktacular races that I most certainly did not win.
You had good intentions... you had good intentions... you had good intentions... you had good intentions... you had good intentions... you had good intentions... you had good intentions... you had good intentions... you had good intentions...
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