, such as 'relax', 'rhythm' or '100 per cent'. Lastly, focus on your 'race' – your splits, breathing, strategy. This process brings you back into the here and now, where good concentration always needs to be."
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
.co.uk."You want optimal flexibility and power from the first step – come the end you'll actually have more energy reserves as you'll have run more efficiently." This longer routine gets you in the zone. "You can run through a mental checklist of your race strategy
their running to the next level."PRE-STARTIt's now that the pre-race nerves kick in. But it's not just your incessant back-and-forth pacing that's sapping vital energy stores – sizing up the competition and playing your mile-by-mile strategy on a mental loop can
, such as self-confidence, and pinpoint the techniques or strategies that'll help you improve in those areas. For instance, 'choking' happens either because you’ve placed huge importance on a particular race, or you fear failure. "Take emotion out of the equation
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