How do you handle your head during a race? If you are hurting and want to slow down in a 10k let's say, I struggle to convince myself it's only another 20 minutes, I so want to slow down ;-) I reckon the best place to be I guess is to somehow target just the next km without thinking oh dear I have 4 more of these and I think I might even stop. I didn't in the last race and I'm not sure exactly how I hung on other than once you have a certain rhythm you have kept for 4-5km there's a part of you that just keeps that going anyway. I just wish I could keep that rhythm and not think about the race at all for 5 minutes. Interested to hear how you all handle your head space in a race.