A Triathlon can be a bit stressful for athletes irrespective of whether they are novice or experienced. It is extremely important to prepare well for it so that you perform well to your optimum level on the race day. Many athletes get race day jitters which can affect their performance and all their hard work and training that they have done for several weeks or months may become futile. In this article we will discuss some important tips that athletes can follow to perform well on race day and avoid taking unnecessary stress and anxiety.
There are a number of thing that athletes can do to stay relaxed and focused on the race day. Here are just a few important tips to follow on Triathlon race day to avoid getting anxious and perform well:
1) Be Prepared
You should prepare a pre-race checklist of all the things you may need. Get all your gear and clothes ready the night before the race day and go through the list to ensure that you aren’t missing out on anything. One of the most important thing to check in advance is your bike tires and ensure they are well inflated and ready for the race.
2) Get to the race early
Athletes should ensure that they get to the race early so that they can relax and prepare themselves for the event. This will also help you find parking space which may be difficult if you arrive in the last minute. You should stay positive and keep reminding yourself that you have done all the necessary training to do well in the competition. When you arrive early it will help you familiarize yourself with the surroundings especially with the transition area which can be vital to your ultimate performance in the race.