You've trained for months, but race day arrives and something disastrous happens: a bad night's sleep has drained your energy, a freak hailstorm slows you down, a killer cramp forces you to walk. Was it still worth it? Of course it was, if you heed
suggested that surfing and other extreme sports involve a degree of danger or excitement that can improve self-confidence.On the next page: Tackle new terrain or discover tried-and-tested techniques to relieve race day nerves.
This New Year, resolve to change your running for the better. It can be anything you like, from trying a new race distance to buying new shoes. To make sure you have no excuse for not vowing to improve, here are 20 ready-made resolutions to inspire
they need to function properly," says Edwards. "Deep, long breaths activate the parasympathetic nervous system, slowing down your heart rate and reducing anxiety." My last race was a shocker – and now I've lost my motivation What's happening That brick
going off and you'll be on your way. You are bursting with confidence and excited about the challenge you are about to take on.Can you really imagine this scenario, or is your reality more like this: you're shaking with nerves and your overriding thought
Great Britain and Ireland and is a keen participant in the Ironman event.If you struggle with race day nerves, motivation or need some tips on how to cope when the going gets tough in a race, Victor will be on hand to help.Q1. Here's a curve ball, I
is only a state of mind!" (More from this story)Nikki on the overwhelming excitement of her first race... "I started out quickly, running down the hill while fiddling with my iPod, desperate to get into my ears the motivational tunes that I knew would get
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