Think of it, if you run a good time or not the only person who really cares is yourself. This may sound a bit harsh but running is to be enjoyed, its not a life or death situation. Sometime we put too much pressure on ourselves and take out the fun of running or competing.
Remove that pressure from yourself and take away the pressure you exert on yourself to perform.
‘No one really cares about how fast your run or not’
You will be amazed how downplaying this external pressure and focus on enjoying running as fast as you can you, will make is so much easier to accomplish your running goals.
So next time you run a race or time-trial, take the pressure off yourself by telling yourself
‘no-one really cares what time I run’
When is comes to racing and pushing ourselves to the limit come a certain amount of discomfort – discomfort pain. Running hard hurts, our body cries out to slow down and our minds are telling out body to keep going pushing through the pain (discomfort pain).
Learn how to handle pain running shorter faster time trials like hard 5km races or runs. The key to running through the pain threshold is to accept the pain, its not goings to go away.
The sooner you accept it, the easier it becomes. Running is really a battle in your head and half the battle is won by just accepting the pain and not fighting it.
Understand the difference between real pain and discomfort pain. Real pain can lead to injuries and a danger to your body – these are real warning signs to you to stop. Running discomfort (discomfort pain) is running through the tough parts of your race without doing damage to your body in anyway whatsoever.
Know the difference!!
Your mind is a very strong weapon use it correctly!!