On Saturday, in this special bonus New York City Marathon pre race episode, we covered everything you need to remind yourself of the day before your race as well as how to handle the tough moments in the race.

From seeing your nerves as excitement, to using gratitude to remind you how lucky you are to be here, this episode with Olympic Bronze Medalist Deena Kastor and Sports Psychologist, Dr Jonathan Fader will be sure to provide you with all the support you need to be ready for your race.

Along with Deena and Fader, we break down the emotions and feelings that runners are experiencing in the 24 hours before the race. Although waves of self doubt can appear often and at any time, we cannot control our thoughts. What we can control though, is the response we give to that thought, which can be incredibly powerful. Fader, having worked with many runners in his years as a psychologist, knows how much we can overthink our races in the time before the race, and has fantastic advice for how to deal with it.

Deena shares her experience, her wisdom, and how she would turn a panicked mind around in both the pre race time and during hard moments during the race. This is advice you will want to hear over and over again, save this episode for your next race.

In the final 15 minutes of the show, we bring out Kubra, who raced the NYC marathon this weekend for Free To Run, an international organization that works to support women and girls in areas of conflict through adventure sports to build their physical, emotional, and social well being and develop them into community leaders to bring people together across religious, ethnic, and social divides. They currently work with 800 girls a year in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Kubra shares her inspiring story of why she decided to run, and what it represents. Her bravery and courage will motivate you.

Thank you to The New York Road Runners, who kindly hosted this episode at the NYRR RUNCENTER Ft New Balance Run Hub. Thank you to everyone who attended this live event. If you wish to attend a future live show in a city near you, be sure to check my schedule to see what episodes are coming up.

Deena’s previous episode

Faders previous episode

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