1) Nerves are good, that means you’re excited – enjoy this feeling, this is why we participate in races – channel those nerves into determination.
3) Look how far you have come – no doubt when you set this goal you never thought you would have done the training you’ve done along the way.
4) Training plans rarely go to 100% to plan, hiccups are part of life – let them go.
5) Remember this is your journey, don’t compare your journey to anyone else’s. Own your journey, your goal, your achievement.
6) Don’t change a thing now as far as fuelling and equipment – do everything the same as you have in training.
8) Talk to the positive people who understand or who have some experience, about any concerns you may have and how to deal with them.
9) Visualise yourself running strong, relax – know that it will may be tough at times and prepare how you will handle it – you could have a song or phrase or person to think about to get you through when things get hard.
10) Be organised and you will feel in control – set up your clothes, food, charge devices, organise transport, family arrangements etc – prepare everything in advance and you will save panic on the morning of your race – make a list if you need to!