In the past two years, I’ve never had a problem getting up for a race on the day of a meet. I was always excited/nervous and ready to run. I was pumped. This year, in the 4 meets we’ve ran, almost every time I feel like crap before a race and almost to the point where I dont want to run it. I’m not quite sure what this could be, maybe a precursor to overtraining, or an indication of me doing too much work prior to a meet, but I also think it might have something to do with my diet on the day of a meet as well as my mental state.
What do you guys do to motivate yourself before races, what do you eat on the day of a meet, and how do you prepare yourself mentally for your event?