Using science to cope with fatigue, discomfort and low motivation on the run
Ever felt like this on a run? Here are some strategies to overcome burnout. Photo courtesy of BigStockPhoto
A runner’s psychological state has a profound effect on his or her physiological response to running. Emotions and thoughts can influence a runner’s physiological state rather dramatically during workouts and competitions—and runners should develop mental strategies that decrease the energy cost of running at specific velocities as well as coping strategies for dealing with the fatigue and discomfort of strenuous effort.
Read on for an excerpt about the various forms of burnout and suggestions on how to prevent them comes from Running Science by Owen Anderson ...