Fueling properly for a long run will set you up for success. The tricky part of fueling for a long run is figuring out what works best for you. It takes planning and practice to set yourself up for success. You may find that many runners will tell you that they don’t need anything to eat during a run but research shows that there are many benefits to fueling properly.
It’s often too easy to put your training on the back burner behind all of your other responsibilities. There are times when that is appropriate and when it is not appropriate. How do you break the excuse cycle and how do you creatively work to get in your workouts?
When you have a bad race or a tough training run, what do you do?
Face it. Not every run and certainly not every race is going to go how you envision. It can be very disappointing and it happens to all of us at some point. So, how do you use the experience to learn and grow?
One of the most surprising things that runners have to learn is that the mental component of running is as important as the physical aspects of running. It's often the neglected part of training and on race day can trip you up! We want your to start training your brain as well as your body. What is the background conversation you are having with yourself and what are simple mental training exercises that you can practice?
Photo: Coach Lesley on her way to winning the Antarctica Marathon 2017. Moving Forward!