Tired of running the same routes? Need a new running challenge? Want to add some variety to your training? Spice up your running by trading in the ashpalt for some dirt. Trail running can provide fresh, interesting, and challenging elements to your runs that may be just what you need to keep improving.
Training partners are one of the the most valuable assets you can have. They keep you motivated, give you a sense of accountability, and keep you company on your training runs, speed workouts, and at races.
My first experience with serious race day preparation and visualization was in college. During the cross-country season, we raced every other weekend; so on the Monday of a race week, our coach would lead us through a “chalk talk” in the locker room. She would go over how the ideal race was supposed to look and which team members would have to finish ahead of members of our rival teams for us to win.