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.
different routes, enter a race somewhere you've never been to before or just do your usual run back to front." Worrying about an old injury is holding me backWhat's happening Your brain is behaving like an over-protective mum. "People develop a
comfort zone to gain speed and stamina increases motivation and confidence, making running fun again," says Hamilton. The Sign: You avoid challenges such as racesThe Solution: "Some runners shy away from competitive situations because they fear failure
Every running parent – elite or beginner, sprint or endurance – wants their child to grow up fit, healthy and active. And of course there will be a bias towards running as a means to that end. But kids being kids, it’s never going
from injury you can maintain your resistance workouts with aqua jogging. "It removes the high impact associated with running but recruits and trains similar muscles," says Lane.2. Calculate your maximum heart rate accuratelyWomen's hearts
at a local park, I was so proud of myself. I have been running ever since.6. Sign up for a race There is always something very special about taking part in and finishing a race, whatever the distance. You will be surprised how motivating it is to have
if they're generally aware of your long-term safety," says Rob Pullen from the Owls running club in Leicester (owlsac.org.uk). Ask what contingencies they have for injuries during runs, whether they have insurance, and ask if they have a group for runners
strong swimmer because there are so many areas in which you can improve?Even an injury can be seen in a positive light. "Think, 'Great, I don't have to train'," advises triathlon coach Steve Trew. Instead, do all the things you've been putting off
not stop us; the injuries kept coming, but we had them treated an then out we would go again.’ (More from this story) Sarah Strachan on the link between the physical effort of running and the positive effect on emotional wellbeing …‘I fixed my gaze
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