5. Be a Student of Your Course
Knowing the course you will be racing gives you an edge over your competitors, and it allows you to toe the line with confidence. Take the time to educate yourself about the subtleties and intricacies of your chosen race. Where are the uphills and downhills? Where is the course more narrow and open? Is there camber in the road (curves on the surface) to be avoided? Being a student of your event will allow you to compete with fewer questions and the related anxiety.
6. Review Your Training Logs
Questioning your training during the final week is a rite of passage for runners of every age and level. Even professional runners often question themselves in the final hours before the gun. The cure for this "did I do enough?" anxiety is perusing your log book. Flip through the pages of all you have done. Remember those long runs in the pouring rain, intervals and tempo efforts in the heat and cold, core strengthening workouts and (hopefully) body maintenance efforts like proper hydration and foam rolling. Reflect on all you have done, and you will wash away much of that doubt and head to the starting line ready to be your best.
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