Mental Tips for Getting Past Injury

How to Mentally Recover From Injury

Beyond any pain a runner may experience during a hard workout or race is the mental anguish that is experienced during injury. From grief to denial to depression, times of injury can be emotional whirlwinds. Do not let what is going in your running life affect the many other aspects of your well-being. Using the mental tips detailed below you can make it through an injury with minimal sadness.

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It is easy for an injured ...

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DOs and DONTs for the Beginning Runner

Advice for the Beginning Runner

To an outsider, the running community can appear quirky at best and cultish at worst. Let’s just say that when legions of people wake up during the pre-dawn hours just to don spandex, look like they are in incredible amounts of pain for extended periods of time, and do so only to receive a free bagel and an orange at the finish line, well … maybe the misconceived perception of runners is understandable. As a beginning ...

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Signs You Need a Day Off

Do You Need a Day Off?

Many injuries can be prevented when runners simply listen to their bodies and take a day off if necessary. Even though it can be excruciating to take a day off when it may not seem entirely necessary, the mental anguish of being laid up from running is far worse. Thinking about taking a day off but need an extra push to be sure you’re making the right decision? Listed below are reasons a rest day ...

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Mental Training Techniques for Runners

mental trainingEveryone has heard the adage that running is 90% mental and 10% physical. For all the physical work that runners put into their training, how can they effectively work the mental side, as well? Listed below are three strategies for improving your mental training leading up to a big race.

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Sports psychologists have long touted the benefits of mental ...

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