Are You a Race Junkie?

Are You a Race Junkie?

Everybody knows one race junkie. They always race at a similar level but never seem to get any better or look pleased with their performance. How do you recognize that you’ve become a race junkie?

Signs and symptoms:

  • You race every week, twice or more if you find any midweek events.
  • You are often late or miss family or social events and go racing instead.
  • You feel like you train hard but you don’t get any faster.
  • You are usually not satisfied with your performances or feel you haven’t pushed yourself hard enough.
  • You have muscle pain or niggling injuries but compete anyway.
  • You are irritable, moody, or have sleeping problems.
  • You feel anxious, guilty, or left out if you miss a run.
  • You heart rate is higher than normal.
  • You feel the next race may be “the one” where it all comes together.

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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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