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Psych Out: Dealing With Race-Day Anxiety

  • By Erin Beresini
  • Published Jun 24, 2014
James Cunnama at the 2012 Wildflower Long Course Triathlon. Photo: Kurt Hoy

2. Have a vision.

“The reason many people don’t have the emotional tools to cope with pressure is because they haven’t thought it through in advance,” Dixon says. Picture yourself at your event. What external or internal pressure do you think you’ll face? What worries you the most? Work through your anxiety triggers in advance so you’ll know how to face them on race day.

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