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(NECN) - Whether you are running the Boston Marathon next week or know someone who is there's a good chance that person or you are very stressed out right now.
You may have prepared physically by training for months, but mental toughness and strength is a huge part of it too.
Adam Naylor is a clinical assistant professor at Boston University, specializing in sports psychology.
He offers some advice on how to deal with the stress.
“If you’re not anxious, you not normal,” he says.
He says at the start line, don’t burn all of your energy and just slow down, and keep a pace and a plan.
For the full interview, watch the attached video.