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If you want to run your fastest 10K, the final eight weeks of training can get you there. The 10K is a distance that almost any runner can complete. It is also one of the first targets that most beginners set as a goal. But if youâ€™re a seasoned 10K runner looking to chalk up some noteworthy times, there are some strategies that can help you break the barrier you thought to be out of reach.
Taking care of niggling details will put a smile on your race face
BY JAMES S. FELL
There is no such thing as too much Body Glide. Conversely, not enough glide is a problem, because when youâ€™re thinking about how much your feet, quads and lungs hurt during your first marathon, itâ€™s wise to avoid adding nipple and nether chafing into the mix.
Do you perform well during training or practice but choke in competition? Pre-race jitters are common among athletes. Whether you are a newcomer to your sport or a seasoned veteran, this phenomenon can get the better of you.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, ramp up your boxing, release your inner Ali
BY STEPHANIE JOANNE PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRYNN CAMPBELL
There's nothing like the motivation of a workout partner to push you beyond your toughest physical threshold. Even when you want to quit, somehow, that friend's encouragement helps you dig deep and elevate that little reserve you have left.