Take On New Advice
Yet another reason to limit time spent at expos, athlete briefings, official pre-race pasta parties or any place where athletes might congregate: You’ll have plenty of together time on the big day, but on the eve of your race, your comrades could actually psyche you out. “Everyone has an opinion on what the right training is, what shoes to wear, what to drink, all of that,” says Cane. “Even if it’s good advice, it’s too late to take it, so hearing all of it will only breed anxiety and insecurity.” For that same reason, Cane advises against staying at the race’s official hotel in favor of a quieter location with fewer nervous athletes.
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