27 Aug '16, 12pm

How to deal with an annoying running partner:

How to deal with an annoying running partner:

Negative talk is usually a form of anxiety. Runners tend to use this tactic as a defensive mechanism in case they don’t perform well—sort of like hedging a bet. It happens more often before a race, but obviously it can also happen before a training run as well. Regardless of his reasons, negative talk is indeed a buzzkill. Whether it’s intentional or not, it deflates everyone when done in excess. What’s more, negative talk can actually hurt your performance while the opposite—positive self-talk—can boost your performance . How you perform on any run is not just about your physical fitness, so a better approach is to talk positive to draw a good outcome instead. (Need help in this department? Try these Tips to Harness Good Motivation .) It’s important to note that running partners don’t progress at the same rate even when doing the same workouts, so while you two may have s...

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