I have a regional (two “states”) championship on wednesday and I feel nervous. I think this is because I have been feeling a slight pain/pull in my right glute and soreness in my hams lately (had two sessions today and my hams killed at the end). This is my debute on this level and I aim for winning AND hitting sub 10.8 which I am positive that I can do, so the pain in my legs/glutes make me a bit nervous.
But even when training I’ve felt nervous lately, so I think my activation (don’t know if you use the same word) becomes too high so I psyche myself out. I haven’t had a problem with this before, but I started to have doubts about my technique and such. When my comp is on Wednesday, should I take tomorrow completely off, or could I do some light practice? I’m not green on this, but I feel like there is something I’ve been doing wrong and I’m curious about what you would do.
Also, do you have any tricks for me getting rid of my nervousness?