Do you get nervous on the start line of your big endurance races and events? Maybe you even get nervous training with friends or for the local group ride. Below are a few resources that will help you train yourself for those ‘critical moments’ when we need to be ready to perform. The more you train for those tough moments, the better they will go and the more familiar they will be.
Listen to this Episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast on Race Day Nerves – Lots of Great Questions from Listeners.
One of my latest articles on MapMyRide/MyFitnessPal is on race nerves and how to optimize your ‘excitement’ for race day.
It goes through visualization techniques, avoiding common mistakes that ‘back of the pack’ riders make, developing a routine and training for Race demands.
Remember the goal is not to avoid being nervous but to focus your energy on the elements you can control and reduce the number of things you have left to chance or that you are unfamiliar with by preparing for the event and its demands.