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#1 Posted : 17 March 2019 10:20:06(UTC)
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https://theconversation....-sport-psychology-112339

This was a worrying article to read and I could not stop nodding whilst I was reading it.

Let us see how many of you will nod whilst you are reading it too.


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Tracey Newman on 17/03/2019(UTC), Michael H Davies on 17/03/2019(UTC), gwen thomas on 18/03/2019(UTC)
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#2 Posted : 17 March 2019 10:39:48(UTC)
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Very through proking. You need rest days and you need to know what to take a break and sometimes cut your losses.
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Michael H Davies on 20/03/2019(UTC)
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#3 Posted : 17 March 2019 19:39:40(UTC)
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Very interesting

A lot of runners (myself included) have addictive personalities so it's something to watch. Articles like that are a good reality check.
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#4 Posted : 18 March 2019 11:28:44(UTC)
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Interesting link Stu. I only ever run a few times a week - I feel like I'm hard-wired this way; any more and I start to resent it, and feel like I'm controlled by the regime rather than the other way around. The bi-products of this mild/ modest running ethos is poor competitive performance on one hand,(sorry Club), but also a life free of musculo-skeletal injuries. Not so much as a niggle to date.
I can also say that I enjoy running always, never needing a break away from it. (though the horror of the World Half was a bit disheartening)!! Is it really my conscious effort to keep this all in moderation however? Doubt it. I'm as pre-destined to be a low-key runner as those of you who are compelled to run 5 or more times a week. We are who we are, and accepting that is no bad thing. :)
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#5 Posted : 23 March 2019 22:48:47(UTC)
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In the very early days of Les Croups, lots of us trained from Maindy Stadium. One runner, Mac Beames, used to hobble out of the changing rooms, knees bandaged, limping as he walked, and still go for runs!

I couldn't understand it. Until I wrecked my back. I couldn't walk without painkillers, but by taping a bag of frozen peas to my coccyx, I was able to run. Like Mac, I was an addict, and refused to stop, until the pain became too much even with the frozen peas.

I've never fully recovered from my injury, and cannot run more than now and again, but find I can get my "fix" by hill walking and occasional parkruns. After nearly 40 years, I'm still an addict.
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#6 Posted : 26 March 2019 10:51:59(UTC)
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Definitely addicted here! But if you don't regard your training as an obligation you can manage your injuries so that you can continue getting your 'fix'. It's critical to build in recovery periods. (Currently on 4 runs + 6 swims & 1 cross training session per week).

Edited by user 26 March 2019 10:52:35(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast!
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