, as overtraining can also contribute to race-day blues. If all of your sessions are eyeballs-out, then come race day, theres a good chance your legs will let you down just when you need them most. Make sure that you never follow a hard training day with another
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training plan, diet and race-day strategy. "Every race is a puzzle," says coach Jeff Horowitz, author of My First 100 Marathons (£15.99, Skyhorse Publishing). "Look for clues to solve it." Did you rest enough during your taper? Did you go out too fast? Did
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
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...
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 can sustain without tiring. Bu...
for races. The advantage goes beyond the few grams you’ll save in weight, says Fischer. “Even if the physical advantages are minimal, the psychological gain could be a real plus.” Time savings: 10-15 seconds Add Two Minutes To Your Warm-up“Many runners don
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’re likely to put on a few pounds during your taper but try to remember this is only temporary. Having your energy reserves at full capacity will help on race-day and you’ll have lost the extra weight by the time you reach the finish line.Psychology
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