. Then in January, I had a car accident and completely crushed my foot, and had to take several months off. I've now started to get back into running, but it feels so much harder than it used to! Am I literally starting from scratch? My body is a beginner but my
back off and give your body time to rest.Outcome-focused: You measure race-day success in terms of times and placing. If you miss a goal time, you feel like a failure.Process-focused: You measure race-day success partly on times and placing, but also
Running addicts can be hard to take, but being laissez-faire isn't ideal, either. "Competition motivates you, but you need to focus on your own performance, not on how others do," says performance counsellor Shaunna Taylor of the Association
they need to function properly," says Edwards. "Deep, long breaths activate the parasympathetic nervous system, slowing down your heart rate and reducing anxiety." My last race was a shocker – and now I've lost my motivation What's happening That brick
Triathletes are a driven bunch, always setting goals, generating plans and setting new challenges. The summer race season is the culmination of enormous effort and determination. Then, sooner than you thought possible, the main races are over - you suddenly feel directionless. It...
The simple act of moving forward is a powerful force. Running can function as a social service to reduce loneliness in the elderly, put troubled lives back on track and act as a focus to help young athletes achieve their goals. The following Heroes
. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that being positive helps runners battle back from injury more quickly.Variety packIt's a truism that variety is the spice of life. Cross-training will help you strengthen muscles other than those used in running. "Running
of stepping up to a higher level of competition can help motivate you to higher levels of performance and enjoyment.Test yourselfIf you don't fancy the intensity of such competitions, you can try testing yourself in more challenging events. The Escape from
fitness and build on it. Whether you want to work on your motivation, speed, strength or endurance, we’ve got a plan for you.SUMMER ACHIEVEMENT: Became a runnerAUTUMN GOAL: Stay motivatedThis summer, you became a runner (maybe again). Congrats. Now
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