Running a half marathon gives me plenty of time to observe running technique of all the people over taking me and keeps my mind distracted from my suffering.
It’s normal to feel nervous or stressed before a big race especially if it’s something you’ve been focus on for several months. A few nerves are healthy as it can help you to perform to your best. But getting overly anxious and stressed can waste energy unnecessarily and can cause stomach problems and a poor performance.
How do you celebrate success? In a keynote speech at a conference world champion Chrissie Wellington listed regrets as not celebrating her successes enough, even when she won the World Championship
This week running has been brought to a stand still by the biggest, most serious, life ending injury of all time. A blister. A small and annoying blister!
Like many of the people I coach, I originally came to exercise and aerobic activity as a way to manage my weight and burn calories. As I got more interested in marathon running and triathlon I’ve become more focused on fitness and performance rather than calories and this has helped to temper an unhealthy obsession with size and weight loss.
Keeping on top of your fitness and training goals during Xmas can be a challenge with a marathon of Xmas dinners, parties and celebrations. As well as time off work and interruption to your normal routine it can be hard to maintain any fitness over the Xmas period.