So, here I am on the eve of another race weekend. This Sunday is my first sprint triathlon of the season (yikes!). I admit, I get a little nervous before races that involve three sports and lots of moving parts. I often find myself giving race day pep talks to my friends so, today I am taking a little bit of my own advice and giving a race day pep talk to myself.
Race Day Pep Talk To Myself
Believe in your training
This is your warm up race. It’s your way to practice swimming, biking and running all together again. You do way more than these distances every week. Should be a piece of cake for you.
Remember this is supposed to be fun
Don’t sweat it too much! This is supposed to be a fun day with your friends for you all to enjoy what you love doing together.
Some things you can’t control
You can’t do anything about the weather for you race. Either it’s hot or cold. Either it’s rainy or it’s not. No sense wasting energy on worrying about what you cannot control. You are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way.
Run your own race
Follow your race day plan the way you have written it out. Don’t second guess what works for you.
Take your own advice
You always tell your friends that the the real accomplishments are the training and commitment that go into racing and not the race itself. You are right! Remember that.
Do you give yourself Race Day Pep Talks? What do you tell yourself?
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