07 Feb '13, 8pm

Doubting yourself? Try one of these confidence-boosting workouts:

Before the 2010 USA 20-K Championships, Stephanie Rothstein was excited. And worried. After two years of sickness and injury, the 26-year-old from Flagstaff, Arizona, was concerned about her ability to maintain a fast pace. So she did a workout of five progressively faster one-mile repeats starting at 5:30 pace to remind herself that she could be competitive. "When I ran the last mile of the workout in 5:07, I knew that if someone threw down a fast mile in the race, I'd be okay," says Rothstein, who finished second in 1:08:26. "A lot of confidence is built by overcoming fears," says Peter Gilmore, a 2:12-marathoner and online coach (infiniterunning. com ). "These sessions show that you're physically capable, so mentally you become more self-assured on race day." Typically, competitors use confidence- building workouts every week in the four to six weeks before an event, bu...

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