If you're running a marathon this spring, you're about to enter the most critical – and difficult – four weeks of training, when 1) your weekly mileage is at its peak; 2) your motivation may be flagging; and 3) you're most likely to get sidelined
-training, injury and lack of motivation, so it's in your interests to be realistic and up to date," explains Frapwell. "To develop as a runner, training at the right pace is essential. Base your targets on current fitness levels." Run a time trial of 2K as fast
psychological pitfalls.Problem: You find it hard to stay motivated Keith's solution: Awareness trainingIt's very difficult to keep motivated to continue running if you aren't aware of how your running is going, your progress to date and what factors might
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
Q Three weeks into a retirement (after 32 years of shift work) that I hoped would see my return to serious competitive running, my plans have been thwarted. Ive become incredibly heavy legged when I run. A blood test has shown that Ive a high amount of good HDL cholesterol, ...
cold wraps (you can find a good one at www.coolwrap.co.uk) - some even have handy Velcro straps.Find a coachMaybe the kind who yells at you every once in a while, but probably not. A coach's first job is to motivate you in a way no one else can
It happens to a lot of runners. You set your sights on a big race, log your miles and put your social life on hold, only to run into a roadblock in the last four to six weeks – that ‘monster month' when you're at your peak but still weeks away from race day. After all that hard w...
bad?" Are you returning to running after a few years of inactivity? Are you motivated by the event T-shirts? Do you want a marathon medal? Do you want to start running in order to run or because you think running might be a means to some other end
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...
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