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    nerves

    Post by P2 on Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:13 pm

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    Re: nerves

    Post by CT Track on Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:23 pm

    chill out


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    Re: nerves

    Post by Running With Scissors on Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:28 pm

    I use to get nervous but now I just tell myself that I'm better than them so why worry about it and then I just cruise to victory unless its a invite then I choke and suck balls.
    I really don't know how to tell you to lose the nerves its just something that comes through experience and knowing you'll do fine.


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    Re: nerves

    Post by alex-likes-running on Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:33 pm

    i try to not think about my race until we get off the bus.

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    Re: nerves

    Post by baby got track on Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:11 pm

    Last weekend, I threw up at a race because I was so nervous. The best advice I can give you would be to only eat easily digestable food before you run.
    I wish I could give you some better advidce, but idk anything. Neutral

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    Re: nerves

    Post by ButterySmoothStride on Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:44 pm

    turn your brain off and turn your legs on
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    Re: nerves

    Post by PCNQtrack on Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:21 pm

    Yeah, you know you put in the work so all you have to do is go out and run
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    Re: nerves

    Post by T B K on Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:53 pm

    Try taking a 10-15 minute nap if possible.

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    Re: nerves

    Post by funrunner on Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:43 pm

    The day you aren't nervous (or at least anxious) for a big race is the day you don't need to race any more.

    I'm always less nervous after a false start. Last XC season I only PR'd after false starts. 'Twas weird.
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    Re: nerves

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:06 pm

    just tell yourself that worrying about it won't make you run faster. tell yourself that it's all about moving your legs fast. last year i got nervous all the time.


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    Re: nerves

    Post by runnergirl93 on Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:38 pm

    maybe you could also try relaxing and getting away from people for a bit myabe sit down, picture how you want your race to go and the difficulties you may face, then possibly listen to some music.

    im kinda pathetic with my nerves. the other day in english class we were doing a daily writing and I decided to write about my first meet the next day and i started to shake from my nerves and couldn't write anymore bceause my hand writing wasn't readable. i usually tell myself its just a race and not to be worried because im an okay runner and i should be running for fun and what ever happens, just kinda happens. all you can do is try your best.
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    Re: nerves

    Post by Pinthin on Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:14 pm

    runnergirl93 wrote:maybe you could also try relaxing and getting away from people for a bit myabe sit down, picture how you want your race to go and the difficulties you may face, then possibly listen to some music.

    im kinda pathetic with my nerves. the other day in english class we were doing a daily writing and I decided to write about my first meet the next day and i started to shake from my nerves and couldn't write anymore bceause my hand writing wasn't readable. i usually tell myself its just a race and not to be worried because im an okay runner and i should be running for fun and what ever happens, just kinda happens. all you can do is try your best.

    that happens to me alot, I start thinking about track or xc races and I start getting shaky, anxious and nervous..I hate it.

    I agree with runnergirl, visualize your race and picture how it will go, like the start or hills and your finish.
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    Re: nerves

    Post by runner_dude on Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:34 pm

    Just learn some simple relaxation techniques. We've started doing it during workouts, and it seems to help. Laughter also helps a lot. Another thing our coaches are stressing.
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    Re: nerves

    Post by *sg* on Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:34 pm

    well... nerves can be good too... lots of adrenaline. My first mile is all adrenaline... whether I'm scared, dreading the race, excited, nervous... whatever it all makes adrenaline
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    Re: nerves

    Post by eternally_running on Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:17 am

    listen to music. chew gum......try to talk with friends instead of thinking about the race....thats all i can think of
    i read my bible and pray before races Smile
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    Re: nerves

    Post by runner4life92 on Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:27 pm

    I get nervous before some meets. I try not to, but it's just hard sometimes. listening to music helps me a little. I just try to stay relaxed..think of positive things. & don't think about how other people on your team are going to do. just think of it as your race. it should get easier for you as time goes on.

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