As any runner who’s ever felt their legs turn into lead anvils at the end of a hard session or race knows, running further or faster all boils down to a battle against fatigue. So you train to increase either the distance or the pace – or both – you
’t place on a map.Everyone I know is suffering from Charity Fatigue. There’s a limit to how many times you can mug and blackmail the shrinking circle of surly, tight-lipped misanthropes you once called friends. So nowadays, I prefer to sponsor others than
on a longer single run. On these shorter runs you have plenty of fuel stores and rely primarily on your heavily fatigue-resistant slow-twitch muscle fibres. The result: no lingering fatigue or damage. Instead, you get an increase in blood flow twice
We've been asked to help find hundreds of runners for a new research project into psychological states while running. Read on to discover how you could learn about some innovative techniques to improve your running experience and get personalised feedback from one of the UK's to...
about the course you give your brain beforehand, the more accurately it can anticipate the challenges ahead to help you maintain your pace and effort.If the fatigue and pain feel like just too much, forget the whole distance ahead and just focus
will encourage them to relax, which in turn will ward off the tension that causes them to shorten, tighten and fatigue."I lose all focus in racesWhat's happening En route to the finish line, the racing environment bombards us with information, and we have
It's an all too common story: runner sets achievable goals; runner puts in the necessary physical training to meet goals; runner falls short on race day. So, what's the problem? Could it be that you're spending too much time becoming a stronger runner on the road, and precious li...
Keith Power is a BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercises Sciences) accredited sport psychologist and managing director of sports psychology consultants A Different Mindset (www.adifferentmindset.com).A former international athlete and Great Britain bobsleigher, Keith is...
We've all had grim days when we've felt lethargic and fatigued as we slogged through training - days when our body has simply failed to respond as it should. And we all experience aches and pains that we think are to be expected in triathlon
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