Recovery is an essential part of the training process, but if all you’re ever doing is trying to recover, what exactly are you training for?
You’re running less and less but worrying more and more. Why the two-to-three weeks before your big race might just be the hardest part of training. If you’ve run a marathon before, you know […]
There are also a number of simple mental tricks and psychological tools that are proven to be effective in giving you a head start on the competition.
Hard workouts, grueling long runs, hill repeats. All of these are likely to take a toll on your body and result in muscle pain and soreness. But your attitude about muscle pain could actually be making it feel worse.
In what may be the largest ever psychological study on the effectiveness of multiple types of motivation, self-talk and imagery were by far the most effective forms.
Jessica Kuepfer was hit by a car in September. It put an end to her season and as she recovered, she had to face the psychological effects of not being able to do the […]
What do you think about while out running around? Probably a lot of stereotypical training thoughts. A study, published earlier this summer, looked to try and figure out what goes through the heads of those […]
Everyone has an off day where those negative thoughts drag you down during your run. Our emotions can’t always be happy. If you got out for a run though, think of how much positivity […]
Finding a way to override your brain’s “slow-down” signals could be the key to running faster By Roy Stevenson Runners rarely get away with starting their races full out and maintaining that pace to the […]