Updated: Sep 16, 2022
#8 How do you confront training anxiety as mileage increases?
Training Talk Video #7 is LIVE and this week Teresa Gellenbeck from Shred 415 Sawmill and Living Fit Columbus Running Crew joins us to talk about ways she manages training anxiety as mileage increases.
It’s natural to feel anxious about increasing milage and it can be daunting to think about the miles you have to run to keep on schedule. Teresa shares some insight to tackling and managing this anxiety in the video below. Check it out!
Here’s a quick recap:
1. Find a training plan that fits your lifestyle. Whether you’re a working mom, stay-at-home dad, single, or just plain have a lot on your plate, find a training plan that fits you—and your life.
2. Allow yourself flexibility and grace within your training schedule. Life happens, and sometimes workouts need shifted around or tabled for later.
3. See your training schedule as a guide and tool to help build your physical and mental health. A training schedule is there to not only improve your physical strength, but also to help build confidence and mentally prepare for the race.
4. Schedule time to get a workout in—no seriously, add it to your schedule. By doing this, you are prioritizing training and positioning yourself for a successful workout. Plus, it eliminates the “oh no, how am I going to fit in a workout today” conflict in your head.
Just remember: While it is important to stick to a training schedule, it is ultimately there to help you feel prepared—mentally and physically. As Teresa said: “The most important thing is that you show up to the starting line feeling fresh, confident and injury free!”
Thanks for watching and stay tuned for next week’s video!