I find that one way I can perform better in a race is too increase my pain threshold during my training routines. Two of my favorite exercises to increase my pain threshold are static Plank position and static chair pose.
Does your training program help you to deal pain you will experience during a race? If so, then how?
I am quite sure that this thread will lead to some joke answers but maybe some people out there can benefit from some exercises that will help them to increase their ability to deal with the pain during a race.