Dealing with Anxiety before a Race

Race season is upon us, and with that means becoming nervous before a race. It happens to everyone Ė from veteran athletes to complete newbies. If you donít get excited, you should! Nerves arenít a bad thing Ė and there is a level that is ideal prior to your race. Being too nervous or excited can waste a lot of mental and physical energy, while not being excited enough might lead to you being a little too lackadaisical during the race. So how to deal with nerves? There is no tried and true way, but some of the following tips may help you in your next race.

Brianne Gaal - April 2007