The Fleet Feet Blog is full of helpful (and sometimes tasty!) information! When you are making your race day checklist, don't forget your smile. How Smiling is the Most Important Race-Day Hack.
I found my secret race-day weapon when I was a junior in high school. I’d just started running the mile. As a former 300-meter hurdler, the contrast was stark, and I needed something to get through it. Not only did I have to run a little over three more laps around the track, I still had to run them hard. So, I started smiling. The whole time. Literally, the entire race.