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The Games Behind the Game

Parachutes and wristbands put XC runners “in the zone”

| From BU Today | By Edward A. Brown


Track and cross country runners Mollie Zapata (CAS’09) and David Proctor (SAR’08) talk about the importance of prerace routines to performing at peak.

Whether it involves pushing your body to the limit in the final stretch of a sprint or maintaining the composure necessary to make that last-gasp, game-winning shot, sports are as much a contest of the mind as of the body. Yet we rarely hear about the mental regimens that athletes use to maintain mental and emotional focus.

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