Monday, October 28, 2013

5 Mental Strategies all Runners Need to Know

When it comes to training for—then crossing the finish line at a marathon (or your first 5 or 10K)—you need your brain as much as you need your legs.

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(Photo: Flickr/Joe in SD)

“You face a lot of fatigue mentally and physically, and it gets very, very challenging,” says Joe Taravella, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist with offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, and New Jersey. And he should know. Dr. Taravella is also a marathoner who’s set to run the ING New York City Marathon on November 3.

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