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Roger Hammond's Sportive Tips - Relaxing before a Big Event

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Article posted: 21/05/2014

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In the early days of his career, relaxing before a big event was tricky but now Roger explains that you’ve got it easy.

Week 7

When I first started off, we would be in hotels in the middle of nowhere in France and could only get some very strange French television programmes. That made it really hard to relax. You’d get bored and end up wasting loads of energy going visiting friends in other rooms or going down to the bar to see if there was somebody there to chat with.

Now you’ve got tablet computers and portable entertainment, getting the final stage of your pre-event preparation is easy. That final stage is doing nothing and minimising time spent on your feet. It’ll make a real difference to how you perform the next day. Take enough films, TV programmes and books to keep you entertained and to keep you on your bed.

If you missed Roger's Sportive tips last week about what to put in your post-event kit bag, find it here Week 6

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