For many athletes, the pressure to succeed or to perform well on race day is so intense that performance is negatively affected before the race even starts.
Have you eve experienced a pre-race fever or sickness that comes and goes in 24 hours or less?
Emotions can run a gamut of position to negative, sometimes swinging both ways in a single second.
At worst, when racing anticipation peaks, straight up fear of failure can crop up - stemming from uncertainties, doubts and worries.
Although pre-race jitters are normal, they are commonly associating with disturbing symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, elevated heart rate and nausea.
The way you deal with pressure on race week is extremely important to your health and overall race performance and experience.