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Tina Muir’s guide to battling running demons

Mar 2nd, 2017 by

If you’ve always thought that only the amateurs feel the pre-race fear, you’d be wrong. Elite runner Tina Muir offers tips to overcome the nerves

Do you remember cross country day at school? It was exhausting, embarrassing, and easily shattered your confidence as you faced your own insecurities head on. And this comes from someone who was actually good at it.

Fast forward to today. The mental demons telling me to stop are just as loud. Not only is running tough on the body, it is also tough on the mind. Most other sports involve short bursts of activity where you can focus on completing a task or helping your team. Not running.

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