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
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.
Elliott, triple Olympic championThe Fear: Not FinishingThe Fix: Start Slow and Run-WalkA DNF [did not finish] can torment you for years, especially if it comes after months of training for the race. There's no shame in dropping out with injury
on longer runs do absorb road shock and reduce injury risk, but at this point in your training you're looking to maximise fitness gains. So consider wearing a lighter pair of trainers for speed sessions and on shorter runs when you're going faster. Lighter
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