5 Tips For Simplifying Your Running

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jan. 14, 2014
  • Updated Jan. 14, 2014 at 12:18 PM UTC
Sometimes it's best to simplify things when it comes to running. Photo:

4. Train As You Will Race

Let’s face it: even though races can be enjoyable experiences, they can also be stressful affairs — especially if you have your heart set on a specific goal. As such, the more you can be prepared come race day, the better. Some specific things include knowing as much as possible about the race’s course. What does the elevation profile look like? Where on it you expect to face your biggest challenges? What have others said or written about the race? Just as you plan for your training leading up to the race, so too should you plan for the event itself. Create a race-day plan. If possible, get out on the course beforehand or find a training route that mirrors the actual course.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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