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    thenextdeena
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    mantras/ pre race rituals

    Post by thenextdeena on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:40 am

    What are yours?
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    Post by Uh Buh Der on Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:00 am

    For XC we always do the same thing before a race.
    Hail Mary,
    Our lady of the lakes (said by one girl, same girl each time),
    (we all say) pray for us,
    St. Sebastian, pray for us,
    all you saints and angels, pray for us Pleeease.
    Then we all just say stuff usually just no one stop or throw up and just different stuff like that.
    Then we say dig china deep, run hard, never give up.
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    For me at the start of the race I do the sign of the cross, say a little prayer, and right after the gun sounds I do the sign of the cross as we start. I usually do this for both cross country and track.
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    Post by whenhen on Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:23 am

    I wear a little shoulder patch that has my old middle school's name before a marathon training race
    My team takes a pre race pic and then after the race we do a post race picture that is noticeably uglier than the original
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    Post by FinishingKick on Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:38 am

    Uh Buh Der wrote:and right after the gun sounds I do the sign of the cross as we start. I usually do this for both cross country and track.
    That's must give you a horrible start.
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    Post by alex-likes-running on Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:54 am

    i listen to music and try not to think about the race lol.

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    Post by runner_dude on Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:31 am

    Warm up, have a quick team meeting, "two words" basically a two word cheer. Then once the gun goes make the sign of the cross. It doesn't slow you down, you're not running with your arms. . .
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    Post by baby got track on Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:11 pm

    "Make it hurt"
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    Post by Hurdle-Gurl on Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:37 pm

    My team does a quick kick butt prayer.
    Then we yell "KSA" {Kick Some A**}
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    Post by FinishingKick on Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:43 pm

    runner_dude wrote:Warm up, have a quick team meeting, "two words" basically a two word cheer. Then once the gun goes make the sign of the cross. It doesn't slow you down, you're not running with your arms. . .
    What about track?
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    Post by ctk4xc11 on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:01 pm

    music
    then warm up
    then prayer
    then run like hell.
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    Post by futureNIKErunner on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:07 pm

    well i always wear like a black nike sock on my right foot and a white sock on my left
    or another combination
    always stretch and run then stretch and run like 50 times. lol
    i always get up early, no matter wat time i go to bed. but i do try to go to bed like really early.
    and a ton of music
    but i do a lot of other stuff too. lol
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    Post by runner_dude on Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:05 pm

    FinishingKick wrote:
    runner_dude wrote:Warm up, have a quick team meeting, "two words" basically a two word cheer. Then once the gun goes make the sign of the cross. It doesn't slow you down, you're not running with your arms. . .
    What about track?

    You can still get off the line quickly while doing it in the 1500/3000. I wouldn't try it in a sprint, but then again I don't sprint, so I don't have that problem Razz
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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:26 pm

    Hurdle-Gurl wrote:My team does a quick kick butt prayer.
    Then we yell "KSA" {Kick Some A**}
    Pray and then curse? What's the point then?
    When I pray before races I'm sure to say something about giving God the glory, praiseing Him with a good or bad performance, and asking Him to be with me.


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    Post by Hurdle-Gurl on Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:41 pm

    AudienceOfOne wrote:
    Hurdle-Gurl wrote:My team does a quick kick butt prayer.
    Then we yell "KSA" {Kick Some A**}
    Pray and then curse? What's the point then?
    haha Oh gosh I never really looked at it like that til now...umm...wow...oops.
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    Post by Pinthin on Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:52 pm

    eh nothing.

    Pretty much I just go to the bathroom a lot and jog around until my race with a friend or who ever is available.

    xc its all team stuff though, and we do a lame little cheer.

    my team is lame.
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    Post by alex-likes-running on Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:28 pm

    Pinthin wrote:eh nothing.

    Pretty much I just go to the bathroom a lot and jog around until my race with a friend or who ever is available.

    xc its all team stuff though, and we do a lame little cheer.

    my team is lame.
    lol i can assure you, that my team is lamer.
    only like 2 of them ever want to do fun stuff with me haha

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    Post by iWearNikes on Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:50 pm

    eat 2 poptarts, 1 granola bar, and drink a vitamin water on the bus ride to the race (its good luck)
    warm up
    i always wear my lucky sweatband
    team cheer and lords prayer as a team
    on the line i say "todays the day boys, lets run like hell!" to my team
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    Post by mary XC on Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:55 pm

    sometimes we pray but not always. then we say "irmo" because its our team name. then we say "manross" b/c its the last name of a guy on our team who commited suicide last season.

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