Competitor Magazine’s Beat Your Best Boston Marathon Superguide Tip #4

The days before pre-race can be a pressure cooker of a jail cell that you the racer will have to live in. Be sure to set your loved ones free.

KEEP CLEAR OF OVER-STIMULATING YOUR RESERVES OF MOTIVATION AND DETERMINATION TIP #4

By T.J. Murphy

Tip number 4—save energy and your marriage at the same time. Did you bring your family along? That’s great, especially if they’re running it too. What, they’re not running? Make sure you have the talk with them that it might be tough for you to enjoy the great city of Boston before the marathon. In fact, you might have your basket-case moments (if you don’t have basket-case moments before racing the Boston Marathon, you are a rare-breed of runner-warrior).  Have the talk with them where you let them know not to worry about you, to go off and do their own thing, and then after the race is over you’ll have burned off the stress in such a huge way that you’ll be the life of the party.

The days before pre-race can be a pressure cooker of a jail cell that you the racer will have to live in. Be sure to set your loved ones free.

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