The Fear: Tackling Hard HillsThe Fix: Put it in PerpectiveIn a race, focus on the fact that the hill makes up a tiny percentage of the race distance, advises running coach and former Boston Marathon winner Lisa Rainsberger. To conquer your dread
"I got a huge cheer and a bouquet of flowers"—Lyn WhitesideAre you worried about finishing last in a race? The good news is that if you're reading this article, the chances of it actually happening are very small. Big beginner-friendly races
yourself of your worries and enjoy the next phase of your life as a runner.I want to enter a race, but I'm afraid I'll be lastMost community events attract recreational walkers - so sorry, the last-place position has already been taken. Ask your runner
What are your running fears? Injury? Hitting the wall? When the anxiety monster rears its ugly head, here's how to beat it - or even make it work for you.Beat your racing fears.Beat your training fears. Beat your health fears.
common and deep-seated fear, we hear from regular feedback on runnersworld.co.uk. But going for foods and drinks that don't race through your digestive system quicker than Usain Bolt will save you from your own bolt for the bushes. "Try any new food
The Fear: Getting InjuredThe Fix: Train Smarter What is a runner's number one fear? No, it's not being pursued by the giant octopus on the previous pages, but injury, according to two-thirds of RW poll respondents. Start winning your battle
Five years ago I was excitedly planning my first middle-distance triathlon. Training was going well but then an incident in a deep lake left me in such a state that I was unable to race. The event involved a sea swim at Weymouth, Dorset
races, new events or something totally different such as ‘lose 5kg’ or ‘climb Kilimanjaro’.Fear goals involve tackling something you’re scared of,” says Darren. “I see a lot of people with a fear of open water swimming as an example. Overcoming the fear
such a profound fear of losing, when you keep smashing world records and achieving such emphatic victories...Maybe that perpetuates it. Each race you win, you get used to it and then the thought of not winning is quite a scary prospect. Not only because
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