Video: Rod Dixon on Mental Preparation

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Jul. 14, 2011
  • Updated Jul. 15, 2011 at 2:37 PM UTC

Ever have doubts before a big race? Don’t! In this video, former Olympic bronze medalist and New York City Marathon champion Rod Dixon discusses the importance of practicing pre-race mental preparation and gives us three tips for staying mentally tough on race day.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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