As an endurance athlete, ahead of a race you’ve done everything else to prepare – you train your arse off, have your nutrition dialled in, have the fast wheels, shaved down, done all the things BUT if your mind is not in it, your race performance is not likely to result in what you’re truly capable of.
Who doesn’t need practical strategies to prepare mentally for race day? To quieten down pre-race nerves, get out of a dark hole during a race and ultimately achieve your goal.
My podcast guest, Physiotherapist, Running Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach, qualified PT and Mindset and Performance Coach, Trang Nguyen shared some great strategies to implement to mentally prepare for a race.
Weeks and even months before
Race week (when the pre-race nerves are kicking in)
The night before a race
Race day (Nervous, not hungry, been to the toilet multiple times? How to stay zen and focused...)
During a race (when it’s starting to hurt, maybe you’re falling into a dark place and you’re questioning why you’re doing this stupid sport in the first place)
Take a listen to Episode 41 of the Triathlon Nutrition Academy Podcast to learn the very clever ways you can harness your mind to help you achieve your goals – be it for a race or life in general.
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