The chances are, when you started running, your goal was simple - run more, walk less. Inevitably, as you progress, you expect more from yourself. But some runners avoid stepping up the intensity, citing a range of anxieties. Here's how to free
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.
in distance running" Bill Dellinger, running coach and triple OlympianThe Fear: Not Losing WeightThe Fix: Check Your Diet DiaryRunning does burn calories. Lots of them, in fact. It also increases your metabolic rate for 14 hours after you stop, according
Running is such a low-maintenance sport. Usually all you need is some ground to cover – and enough time to cover it – and you’re sorted. But at this time of year, things aren’t that simple. We’re all busy, thanks to the approaching Christmas
The Fear: Falling BehindThe Fix: Close the Gap QuicklyAt some point, every runner gets dropped, whether it's on a long, hard run or in the heat of track repeats. Stiffness or fatigue from a recent workout is a legitimate reason for not keeping up
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
being very cold, I was fine. It didn't take long to realise that my body had simply been reacting to the extremely cold water, and that I'd made things much worse by panicking. Fear breeds fearOnce I understood this I tried to shake off my mid
.Delhi's Commonwealth Games have proved one of the most controversial to date, as Dengue fever fears, construction problems and security threats climax just days before the Games start. As the teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland begin to arrive
-rooted fear of losing, her frustration at not being a household name and what this year's Kona victory meant to her
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