Often the pressure of performing at a race can be paralysing. You've trained hard, putting in hours of pain and sweat, but it's not just your body that you need to hone. Mentally preparing for a race is just as important, even the pros get it wrong at times but there are a few small changes you can make that will keep you on top of your game.
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Heather talked to Lucy Charles and Lionel Sanders about the ways in which they mentally prepared for a race, and how they overcome the psychological challenges OF pro-triathlon. We also interviewed Deirdre Angella a top performance Psychologist from the English Institute of Sport who had some great advice and insight into maintaining a mental edge during a race, and focusing effectively upon the task at hand.
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