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!!