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Night Running

9 Tips for Your Night Runs With the change in Daylight Savings complete, dedicated and newbie runners alike are having difficulty transitioning to running in the dark. Night running is a different animal for sure, but it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your running fitness or race goals. With the right preparation and focus, you can make any evening workout rival its daytime counterpart.   A True Commitment Getting out of work at 5 p.m. to find it's already dark outside makes winter running very challenging. Only the most committed and focused are able to sustain a high level of fitness through the winter months. And as we'll see below, winter running usually requires some additional purchases to make...

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Traits of Mentally Tough Runners.

What is mental toughness for runners? Mental toughness is the capacity to reliably perform at your best regardless of external conditions, distractions or internal emotions. Mental toughness is an acquired trait. You can learn to be mentally tough through your workouts every day. You will be challenged many times to keep moving forward and reach your goal. The more you learn, the more mental toughness you gain. What are the qualities of the mentally tough runner? Here are some of the common themes observed among runners who succeed. There are several key traits that make up mental toughness. Regardless of where you are in your training, you can become a mentally tough runner and make this your strength. Resilience: The...

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