motivation that the thought of lining up for a race underprepared. You might be raring to get out on the track for the summer athletics season, looking for a new-year PB, or focusing on an autumn marathon. Either way, now's the time to get planning
© Getty Images If 26.2 miles just isn't enough, an ultra could be the race for you. Races longer than a marathon, ultras range from 30 miles to hundreds of miles and take place in hundreds of beautiful locations from Sussex to the Sahara.Although it's possible to approach a...
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
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."It's hard to be motivated about something that's too far away to get excited about or too big to believe in," explains cognitive hypnotherapist Trevor Silvester (questinstitute.co.uk), also a keen sportsman.Set smaller goals, and you'll feel proud
heavy in my legs. If that wasn't the perfect finish to my Cyprus Challenge, a clanging sign of how much I can get back out of the training I put in - and motivation to keep running - I don't know what is.Time: 1:11:59Pace: 11:41/milePosition: 339/343
sits right next to me - it's in my own interest not to let him down!So where do I go from here? I've got motivation, a solid swim foundation, advice from a top coach (which I'll be telling you all about in my next post), and a beautiful Speedo wetsuit
If you don't have a big race in your sights, it can be hard to stay focused. Challenge yourself, or join others with weekly, monthly or annual mileage targets. By setting yourself a mileage challenge you can combine the motivation of having a target
Join the pack on a training campWhether you're in training for a big race, keen to accelerate out of a frustrating plateau, or just fed up with the infamous British weather, a training camp could put the spark back into your running. Most training camps offer a busy schedule of o...
-mile road race along the traffic-free rural Neath Valley. This friendly, low-key fixture will motivate you to keep running through seasonal excesses, and the course is forgivingly flat, tilting downhill on the way out with a gentle uphill stretch back
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