Posted by: Joe English | July 16, 2009

Video — Dealing with pre-race anxiety and nerves

running-advice-bugIt’s time for episode 21 of our series on marathon running! This week Coaches Joe and Dean sit down for another chat at the Arizona canal in Chandler — and where are the runners anyway?

This is the third week that we’re talking about the mental aspects of running and now we attack pre-race anxiety, nerves and mental preparation.

In this week’s episode:
— Dealing with the pre-race jitters
— What does it mean to be “nervous” before a big race?
— Getting psyched or pumped rahter than anxious
— Focusing on positives
— The importance (or unimportance) of sleep before a big race

This video is part of our Desert Series, in which Coaches Joe English and Dean Hebert get their lips smackin’ about all things marathon running. There are over 30 episodes in the series and they come out every week on

To watch the video, just click the play button in the video window below.

There’s much more coming. We’ve filmed over 30 episodes in this series and we’ll be rolling them out each week. To visit our video page with links to all of the episodes in the series, click here.

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