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
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
If you're running a marathon this spring, you're about to enter the most critical – and difficult – four weeks of training, when 1) your weekly mileage is at its peak; 2) your motivation may be flagging; and 3) you're most likely to get sidelined
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