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I train hard... but it seems when i go to do a race.. im terrible. Does possibly being nervous effect racing?

Anyone else experience this?

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Terrible in what way? And your training is good - how? Details, man, details!
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What distance and pace are you training and what races are you doing and what times are you running?
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Howard, I take it that you are in your teen years and you are talking about track running.
The day you are not nervous before a race is the day you should give the game away. My experience was the more nervous I was the better I ran.
Do you have a coach? Remember if you have trained hard and to a peak then eased off a little for your racing season you usually make gains over the following six weeks
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A big A-men to that.

Nervous can be lots of things. For instance, nervous about finishing well is different than being nervous about, say, re-injury. Stuff like the latter can make you cautious come the race or at the least take your focus off running well.

If you have a coach (with some experience), they should be able to find the cause of your nervousness and help you use it to your advantage.
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Howard, I take it that you are in your teen years and you are talking about track running.
The day you are not nervous before a race is the day you should give the game away. My experience was the more nervous I was the better I ran.
Do you have a coach? Remember if you have trained hard and to a peak then eased off a little for your racing season you usually make gains over the following six weeks
thanks. Yeah im 15.. but doing cross country right now. and yeah i have a coach.
But ok i ran yesterday i ran a 5k race... and right off the start i hurt and got cramps.
But today for workout it was 10k, didnt even have warm up just stretched.. but the run felt good. and felt faster then my 5k. ( it was under 5 minutes per k). didnt time my 5k :( which was probly good.
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