29 Nov '12, 4pm

Strategies for pushing through the pain in your next race,

Strategies for pushing through the pain in your next race,

You've heard them before, and probably used them too: the cliches spouted to motivate runners in that critical moment when the wall of pain and fatigue from a tough workout or race reach their evil zenith. Those cliches are as much a part of running as . . . well, pain and fatigue. Coaxing a runner through that wall is one of the sport's greatest challenges. It's the not-so-secret ingredient in the sport's formula for success: run + run harder = PR. Learning to push through the pain requires more than a few cliches; in fact, it may be even more complicated than many runners and coaches think. Top sports psychologists and researchers say that to do so successfully, you have to understand a few things about the brain, and as much as you possibly can about yourself as a runner. Even then, you're up to a challenge as complex as the brain itself. NO TWO MINDS HURT ALIKE Dominic...

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