You chose your BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) a while ago, made a plan and set about following it on your way to achieving said goal. Day after day, week after week you got out there and did the work; you trained your body physically and mentally, BUT there’s one last mental battle to stare down before you hit the start line of your next event – TAPER TIME!
In the last few weeks before race day, your body starts to niggle and ache in places it never has before. You start to sniffle and sneeze like you’ve got snot on tap and every time you try to get to sleep at night, your mind runs through copious lists of things you have to do before the day and items you have to pack – it’s like self-inflicted torture!
So what can you do in attempt to alleviate some of this Taper Time Tension?
In your last few days before the event, make sure you eat well, rest well and relax when you can have a massage and drink plenty of water. Employ the above strategies to help settle your nerves and as Theodore Roosevelt said “Believe you can and you’re half way there”.
Good luck and enjoy!
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