- If the delay is expected to be short, don't drink too much... you might not have enough time for another port-a-john run
- If the delay is going to be more than an hour, put your warm-up clothes back on and repeat your warmup procedure as race time gets closer
- Stay focused and calm (HA, that's not going to happen) by visualizing the race, listening to music, etc... whatever works best for you
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Ready... Set... Set... Set...
I am used to races starting "fashionably late" (~5 minutes or so from the stated start time) to allow for the race director to thank everyone, the national anthem to play, etc. I get really anxious though when the time creeps up much more than this. I mean, the whole point of a warm-up is to be warmed-up at the start... standing around for 10 or so minutes kind of nullifies this. I'll usually stretch, do drills in place, anything to keep moving and distract myself. I never know if this wears me out more, or if it helps, or what exactly I should be doing (everyone else always looks so calm after all). So, here is some advice from Running Times:
Posted by Meghan Hegarty at 7:00 AM