Preparing for a race is more than just getting the training in, although that plays a big part in race-day success. But for all the worrying we do about our upcoming big races and who we’re up against, sometimes, our biggest opponent is… ourselves.
There are enough variables on race day, like weather, race route, or co-participants, that are out of our hands. What I like to do is make sure of everything that I can control and account for.
Many thanks to everyone who left their input on my Instagram and Facebook posts about the things they’ve done that ruined their race day! You will find that your self-sabotage moves are not unique, and I’m sure you already know what to do about them next time.
So, in no particular order, here’s what you can do to sabotage your race day performance! (more…)