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    Just Because
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    Advice needed

    Post by Just Because on Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:11 am

    My coach is letting me run nationals (our version) for "experience". The only thing is that I am going to be one of the last 2 or 3 guys, and probably get lapped. How do I mentally prepare myself to go into a race I know i am going to get killed in? IDK what i'm really looking for here, more of an "anything welcome"

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    Re: Advice needed

    Post by atcg on Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:23 am

    Just gotta deal.
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    Re: Advice needed

    Post by runner_dude on Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:23 am

    XC nationals in Guelph or Legions in the summer?
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    Post by whenhen on Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:26 am

    Just know that you'll suck, and it'll be ok because no one is really judging you. Since this isn't something to win, just have fun with it and appreciate the fact that you got the opportunity to do what very few people have ever done.
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    Post by alex-likes-running on Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:56 am

    well its not like your expecting to do good, so you probably wont let yourself down lol.

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    Re: Advice needed

    Post by Running With Scissors on Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:35 pm

    alex-likes-running wrote:well its not like your expecting to do good, so you probably wont let yourself down lol.

    +1
    You'll probably run a good time just because you aren't under any pressure. Just have fun.


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    Re: Advice needed

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:43 pm

    For track? when is it?


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    Re: Advice needed

    Post by Hurdle-Gurl on Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:07 pm

    Have fun.
    I had a race this season where there were some MONSTER HILLS & no real competition. A few of my teammates and I paced our #7 runner & goofed around the 1st half of the race. The fact that we had fun & chose beforehand that we were going to have fun, made the team taking 2nd by a point, seem funny. Our coach was mad at first but then didn't care because we had fun.
    Just go into knowing that whatever happens, it was an experience, & you tried to make the best of it no matter what. Smile
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    Post by 5280ft on Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:01 am

    If you got a PR out of the deal, it would make coming near last not so bad.
    Just think about how many wusses couldn't even get close to doing what you are doing.
    Most of all, have fun and use it for experience
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    Re: Advice needed

    Post by Just Because on Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:52 pm

    runner_dude wrote:XC nationals in Guelph or Legions in the summer?

    Guelph..Next weekend
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    Re: Advice needed

    Post by runner_dude on Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:54 pm

    Just Because wrote:
    runner_dude wrote:XC nationals in Guelph or Legions in the summer?

    Guelph..Next weekend

    Ah. Good luck! Some of the guys that train with my group are going.
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    Re: Advice needed

    Post by eternally_running on Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:30 pm

    Ya, just have fun and run well. This is a good oppertunity for you to run with better runners (thats the whole point right? for experiance) so just go out there and run, and dont worry about your place or time. I would focus on watching how other people run and maybe learn from them...and maybe youll meet some cool people out there Smile
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    Post by lefty_logan on Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:44 pm

    Just go out and have fun i'm like 5th from last in all my races and I dont care because i know im slow
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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:49 pm

    lefty_logan wrote:Just go out and have fun i'm like 5th from last in all my races and I dont care because i know im slow
    that's not how you get better.


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    Re: Advice needed

    Post by Wgrt on Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:21 pm

    AudienceOfOne wrote:
    lefty_logan wrote:Just go out and have fun i'm like 5th from last in all my races and I dont care because i know im slow
    that's not how you get better.
    maybe that isnt his motivation





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