How to Overcome Race Anxiety
Here are six ways runners can deal with performance anxiety, stay calm and focused, and take advantage of their pre-race excitement.
How Can I Avoid Slowing Down at the End of Races?
If you find that you are usually slowing down at the end of races, there are some things you can do before and during the race to have a stronger finish.
Race Spectating 101: "You're Almost There!" & Other Dos & Don'ts.
Heading to an event for a day of race spectating? Here are some race day dos and don'ts for spectators to keep things fun and safe for everyone!
7 Mental Tricks for the Final Miles of a Race - Run For Good
Get mental running tips to get you through the last miles of a race, so you're ready to start using them when the going gets tough.
Why You Need To Do A Race Postmortem ·
After your race, take a little time to reflect on the experience. What worked? What didn't? How can you change your training in the future to get even better next time. On the blog - what a race review is, and why you should do one
Expecting the Unexpected on Race Day ·
You never know what weather race day will bring. You need to be prepared for any eventuality. On the blog: How to be ready for whatever weather conditions race day may bring.
Aid Station Etiquette For Runners and Volunteers ·
Once a race begins, it's usually a straight-forward affair (literally and figuratively), until, that is, the aid station. Then a little bit of chaos may again reign. On the blog - race day aid station etiquette. Tips for both runners and race volunteers.
What To Do When It All Goes Wrong On Race Day ·
No matter how well you train and how great you feel going into race day, some races just fall apart before your eyes. On the blog: what to do when it all seems to go wrong on race day - how to finish the race and move on after
Runner Pro/Con: Wearing A Hydration Pack On Race Day ·
Sure, races have aid stations. Even so, there are many reasons you may still want to consider wearing a hydration pack on race day. On the blog: the pros, the cons, and what to consider when deciding if you should wear your hydration pack on race day.
Race Day Pro/Con: Relying On Race Provided Fuel ·
If the race you'll be running provides fuel on the course, should you plan on relying entirely on that fuel or should you plan ahead and carry your own? On the blog: a race day pro/con analysis of relying on race provided fuel
Anatomy Of A Pace Band ·
Using a pace band is a great way to help you reach your race day goals. Do you need one? How do you use one? On the blog - everything you want to know about pace bands.
Why Every Runner Should Keep A Race Log
A race log is a quick way to remember your races. A 5-minute way to save your future running self the memory strain of trying to figure out if you finished that race that one year in 2:05 or 2:15. On the blog - Why you should keep a race log and options on how to do it
Race Day Strategies: Start Line Time Management ·
My least favorite time of race day is the hurry-up-and-wait of the start line. I want a time cushion in case of unforeseen traffic or parking issues, but then I have so much time to kill! On the blog - time management tips for the start line staging area on race day. Marathon. Half Marathon.
Overcoming Running Fears: 'I'll Finish Last' ·
Newer runners may hesitate to register for races because they fear finishing last. Heck, even after 20 years of racing, they idea stil crosses my mind at the start of every race I do. On the blog- the fear of finishing last and how to overcome it
Dealing with Pre-Race Jitters
Pre-race nerves and jitters are totally normal for even the most experienced runners. But you can calm those nerves and productively channel that energy into your race day prep. On the blog- strategies to deal with pre-race nerves.
Race Day Strategies: The Starting Chute ·
It's the 10 minutes of race day that seem to go on forever - standing around in the starting chute waiting for the gun to go off. On the blog - 7 ways to (productively) spend those last 10-15 minutes in the starting chute.