There isn’t an athlete out there that hasn’t experienced some pre-race nerves at some point in their athletic endeavors. When you’re competing and pushing yourself to the limit, feeling nervous and anxious is just part of the package. However, there does come a point when some normal pre-race nerves move from manageable to miserable. For some people, those butterflies feel more like unruly dragons clawing at the walls of your stomach trying to burst out. I know, at times, that’s how they feel to me! In Chapter 4 of my book, I share a story about the debilitating butterflies I felt every time I approached my home resort to go out for a day of snowboarding … and I wasn’t even competing!
Too many butterflies not only feels miserable, but those nerves have physiological and psychological impact that can negatively effect your athletic performance. On this podcast I share a technique you can use (it’s one I use!) to help calm those butterflies and feel more confident, excited, and in control of your performance.