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Not feeling it? Learn how to bust through common mental barriers that impede your training.

Not feeling it? Learn how to bust through common mental barriers that impede your training.

Of course, sometimes a plateau isn't a welcome break. If you really want to tackle a new distance, set a personal record, or drop a few pounds, the struggle to make headway toward that goal can be frustrating. Brown says that barring illness or injury—two major physical causes of stalled progress—a psychological barrier could be in your way. Here are ways your brain can stall your progress and how to fight back. You're Overtrained Sure, overtraining is a physical condition, but it can also be mental. It can happen when your head ODs on running. Suppose, for instance, you become so fixated on a race goal that when you're not running you're stretching, icing, foam rolling, blending recovery smoothies, charting your mileage, Tweeting about your runs, and plotting out new routes. "The mind needs downtime from running, just like the body does," says Chris Janzen, a mental condi...

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