Also known to sports psychologist as the “state of flow”. Runners tend to do their best while in the “zone”. A good way to get in the zone is by placing yourself in a challenging yet do-able run. With each training run give yourself a goal that you know you can accomplished. Add in the “yes, I can” attitude for an extra boost of self-confidence. This way you will continually prove to yourself and provide yourself with successful runs. Relax your body with good breathing techniques, add some music and go! Being in the zone has been described as a loss of self-consciousness. Once in the zone, running appears to be much more effortless, sense of time is lost, fatigue and pains become less apparent. You’ll walk away feeling so much better had you not ran at all.
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