Addicted to Racing?

Addicted to Racing?

Are you a race junkie? Do you recognize the symptoms? Being addicted to racing brings no good. Here are some useful tips how to avoid the risks of over-racing.

  1. Set yourself some goals. Having determined goals will help you to concentrate on fewer events. Plan six months ahead and stick to one hard ‘race’ a month.
  2. Make a training schedule or get a personal trainer. Knowing you are training well will make you feel better about missing races.
  3. Slow down your long running sessions and make your easy runs easier – following a polarised training plan like this will help you to fight off fatigue.
  4. Skip races by volunteering to help or marshal. You will still feel involved and see your friends, but you won’t actually run.
  5. Run with a friend or sometimes be a pacer for a slower group. If you give yourself a reason to make a race into a training run, this can help you stop pushing too hard.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.


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