The Mental Side of Running

When it comes to running, you mental toughness can be just as important as your physical preparedness. Use these tips to keep your mind right on the run.

Breaking Down the Mental Marathon

Breaking Down the Mental Marathon

What are you thinking about when you run 26.2? Here are four strategies to keep your mental game tough.

Getting Past the Wall on Race Day

Getting Past the Wall on Race Day

During a race as long as a marathon, everyone experiences high points and low points. Just knowing this is normal helps alleviate stress during the race. Follow these nine tips to avoid or break through that wall.

Book Review: <em>Brain Training for Runners</em>

Book Review: Brain Training for Runners

Active Expert Matt Fitzgerald shows you how to shift to brain-centered training in his latest book.

Ask the Experts: Mental Training

Ask the Experts: Mental Training

Find out how to set and achieve goals for top race-day performance. Plus, learn how to stay focused during long training runs and calm those sleep-depriving nerves the night before the race.

Relax Your Mind and Body: Exercises for Endurance Athletes

Relax Your Mind and Body: Exercises for Endurance Athletes

When we swim, bike and run, we are continually moving between a state of relaxation and tension both physically and mentally. Learn how to maintain a relaxed and smooth look while competing.

Want to Run Faster? Learn to Relax

Want to Run Faster? Learn to Relax

One of the keys to optimal running performance is relaxation. A relaxed mind produces a relaxed body, an efficient body and a faster body.

Running the Mental Marathon

Running the Mental Marathon

To many, the hardest thing about running an Ironman marathon is that it is "just such a long time to concentrate." Learn how to prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for such a difficult, sustained effort.

Bring Your Zen Mind On Your Next Run

Bring Your Zen Mind On Your Next Run

Get the most out of your workout and improve your running form by training your mind. ChiRunning offers some good tips on meditation.

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