We've all been there. You're running and suddenly you hit a wall...your legs feel like someone is sticking a dagger in them, you can't breath and you feel like death. Then the thought of stopping enters your head. You want to pack in and go home. This single thought is your biggest enemy and can potentially ruin your fitness goals.
Here's some tips on how to banish the stop gremlin, tough it out and keep running!
1. Break It Down
Forget the big picture; think small. "When things get tough, I know I can always run just one more mile," says Jess Norton of Seattle. Or try something shorter. Adrienne Ramsey of Hingham, Massachusetts, tells herself, "You can do anything for one more minute."
2. Repeat a Mantra
Follow the lead of elites, and tap into the power of words. "My favorite saying is 'Do or do not; there is no try.' It's from Star Wars," says Brian Sell, 2008 U.S. Olympic marathoner
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