Posts Tagged ‘run happy’

Weekend Run

January 3, 2016 at 8:20
Posted by Rachael Woolston

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Are you training for the Brighton, Worthing or Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon? Join us in building your distance from 7 miles to 13.1 miles. Our small group, women-only training group is led by a qualified coach so you will learn new techniques while you also enjoy fantastic new guided runs in new locations.

A combination of street and off-road runs, consult the details of our Run a Half Marathon where you will find a list of all the meeting points for each week.

If you buy the full course, you save money on the single drop in price which is £12. If you are one of our run members (£50 per annum) it is £8.

Please note there are guided runs on February 7th/14th as we will be attending races in preparation for the Brighton Half.

 

Members, £8, Non Members, £12



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How to achieve your race target

February 7, 2014 at 4:41
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Stay relaxed on the start line – run happy

Worried about not getting your race target or worse, not even finishing? The key to success and running happy on race day is all in the mind…

Don’t worry, we’re not about to get all Uri Geller on you. BUT paying attention to how you prepare mentally for a race, is just as important as your physical training and what you eat the morning of the race.

‘Negative thinking is natural, and the only difference between those with winning behaviour, is how you nullify it so it doesn’t preoccupy you,’ explains Yehuda Shinar, Think Like a Winner, £12.99 (Vermillion), who worked with the England Rugby team to help them to a World Cup victory in 2003.

Shinar recommends: ‘In the case of running, each distance has its own set of rules about how you should train, and another set that each person will learn through their own individual training.

‘Focus on these rules and write a goal plan, detailing what you are going to do at each stage of the race.’

By writing a plan, you can be prepared in advance for every eventuality to help prevent anxiety.

And when it comes to the pressure of trying to achieve your race goal,  overcome this by preparing three race goals.

One is a time that you should be able to get without too much trouble,  another a time that you know you can get, like a recent PB and the third, your ideal, dream goal.

Every mile or so, readjust according to these targets and how well you feel like you are runinng.

With this tactic, you are more likely to stay relaxed because you have prepared and have control over the outcome

So, whether you’re running the Brighton Half Marathon in a week’s time, the marathon in April, or even your first ever Parkrun, take time out to prepare mentally and you’ll run happy.

 

 



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