One of the most challenging parts of tapering for a race is getting out of your own head. It’s natural if you become a bit of a headcase during the taper. However, if you entertain too much self-doubt or let your mind tumble down a dark hole that leads to having an unusual amount of pre-race anxiety, you must take control of your thought process–otherwise, you’ll risk ruining your race … [Read more...] about 10 Inspirational Movies to Watch While You Taper
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You did it! You crossed the finish line of your goal race for the year feeling proud of all the hard work you put in. After spending some time celebrating and recovering, it’s normal to feel a bit lost as to what to do next. You followed a training plan for weeks and weeks, but what your training plan didn’t tell you is what to do after you crossed the finish line. No worries though, I’ve got you … [Read more...] about You Just Completed Your Goal Race – Now What?
Race day is here and you’ve found yourself standing in a start corral nervously waiting for the race to begin. You’ve trained hard and been excited about this race for weeks and maybe even years. Up until now and even during your taper you were busy doing things to get ready and now that you are standing in your corral you’re not quite sure what to do with yourself aside from freak out. If this … [Read more...] about What to Do In the Final Minutes Before Your Race Starts
Scheduling a tune-up race 6-8 weeks before your goal race is the best way to rehearse everything you’re going to do on the big day. It is also useful to pinpoint what areas that are your strong points and what areas you still need to work on during the remainder of the training period. Here’s how to make the most of your tune-up race: Before the Race Eat what you plan on eating eat the … [Read more...] about How to Get the Most Out of Your Tune-up Race
There’s no doubt we live in a busy world and that being a runner means trying to pack more into every day. There’s always one more e-mail to respond to, one more load of laundry to fold or more foam rolling to do. However, just because you can squeeze in one more thing to your day doesn't mean you should. Getting more sleep is most likely more beneficial to getting one more unimportant task … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Get More Sleep So You Can Run Better
A cutback week is a week during training where you take it easy and give both your mind and body a break from the rigors of training. While it might be hard to accept an easy week when you're feeling like you need to increase your fitness level, I promise you that an easy week will pay off in the long run (pun intended). All solid distance training programs should include a cutback … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts of a Cutback Week