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12/16/12 3:06 P

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That is great advice, KZBAKER! I am learning to trust my body. If I'm not feeling it, there is probably a reason. I am also learning that I am running my own "race" and do my best to let it be. I have come much further with my running than I ever thought I would. As for the wind, I have finally recognized it as giving me the opportunity to get stronger. Even if it slows my pace way down. emoticon

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12/13/12 2:19 P

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I was waiting for some more seasoned folk to reply here because I'm such a rookie.

I can, however, tell you one thing that works for me for wanting to stop or feeling like I'm running out of gas: I just give myself permission to stop if I want to. I allow myself to absolutely not run as far as I had initially planned, or to walk a segment of my run. I find that once I do that, I realize that I'm running because I *want* to. It's my choice. Once I get going, I find I don't want to cut my run short. And also once I get going I want to get a decent time, so will rarely walk a segment.

As for being passed by someone older - I'm usually the old broad!

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12/11/12 2:27 P

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So with those thoughts in mind... what are some mental training tips, suggestions, etc. How do you get past some of your mental barriers you face, like running into the wind and wanting to stop, facing that huge hill, running out of gas, being passed by someone much older or with a handicap, or just feeling blah and not 100% on while running?

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12/10/12 2:14 P

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So much of running is 'between the ears'. We have to train our minds every bit as much as our bodies!!

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12/9/12 11:47 P

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12/8/12 11:22 A

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Good tip for the beginners (especially) through the experienced... the mental game of distance running is very important.

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12/8/12 10:14 A

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7. Muster your mental might

"Keep working on mental attitude. You have to fight that supposedly rational voice that says: 'I'm 50 years old, and I don't have to be doing this anymore.'" - Ken Sparks, Ph.D.


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the above running tip i recently found in a men’s health article, but sure they are the same tips that were published in runners world some time ago
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