Hold your leg with the opposite hand for a proper quad stretch

To do the standing quadriceps stretch properly, stand on both feet, then bend your right leg, and raise your right foot behind you. Reach your left hand behind your back and grab the ankle of your right foot. Bring your right ankle as close to your buttocks as you can.

Breathe right to relax
Controlled, rhythmic breathing is your shortcut to relaxation, concentration, and good form. Focus on inhaling and exhaling, slowly and steadily. This deep, steady breathing triggers the parasympathetic nervous system, making you feel more relaxed.

Don't mix driving, allergy meds
If you use over-the-counter allergy medications, you may not want to drive to your next race. A recent study from the University of Iowa found that people who took Benadryl had poorer driving performance than when they were legally drunk. The prescription medication Allegra, however, did not impair driving performance.

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