Running is quite tough mentally. The biggest challenges being boredom, staying motivated and fatigue. Everyone has their own mental ability. While the strong-minded will cope with the boredom and fatigue better, others may need more support.
Mental Stamina To Cope with boredom
In the case of boredom, one idea is to get a running partner or join a running club. A running partner can really help you through the bad patches.
Mental Stamina for Staying Motivated
It can sometimes be hard to get motivated, but if you’ve set realistic, achievable short, medium and long-range goals, that should help.
Mental stamina to cope with fatigue
As for developing mental stamina to cope with fatigue, one idea is to play tricks on your mind. Don’t focus on the finish line instead set small targets. It could be a tree, a hill or any other landmark on the road. Tell yourself you will have to reach, once you reach that point now focus on the next target. That way you will surely make it to the finish line.
Lastly, the only method that guarantees 100% mental stamina is to keep running. The more you run, the more your mind adjusts to the mental stress of running.
1. San Francisco Road Runners Club
San francisco road runners club is located around castro neighbourhood.
2. Golden Gate Running Club
Golden gate running club is located around pacific heights neighbourhood.
3. Dolphin Southend Running Club
Dolphin southend running club is located in outerrichmond area.
4. The San Francisco marathon club
The running club is located around Potrero hill neighborhood.
5. Nike Run Club San Francisco
Nike Run Club San Francisco is located around Union Square Neighborhood.
If you are looking for a gay and lesbian running clubs around New York, you can choose from the following four gay and lesbian clubs in NewYork.
These running club for lesbians, gay men and gay-friendly people. These running club dedicate themselves serving the greater New York area gay and lesbian community, Buffalo NY gay and lesbian community, Rochester New York Gay Community and Albany New York Gay and lesbian community.
New York City Gay and lesbian Running club
see Front Runners New York
Buffalo New York Gay & Lesbian Running club
See Buffalo Front Runners/front walkers
Albany New York Gay & Lesbian Running Club
see Albany front runners & walkers, sorry I couldn’t find a link
Rochester Gay & Lesbian Runners club
See Rochester front runners and front walkers
A good reason why running is not just for the young.
As Mexico City Games decathlon champion Bill Toomey once said in Track & Field News: “Competition’s too much fun to be left to the kids.”
If you stopped engaging in sports you must have forgotten the last time you had fun. Maybe you should join a running club and remind yourself how fun life is.
Team Vavi Running Clu, San Diego
Team VaVi Running Club (TVRC) combines social running with marathon training for beginners to advanced runners for around $100. The marathon program includes clinics, organized long runs, specialty runs, computer-based training, discounted race entries and social events.
The club also features a specially designed dual-season 31-week training program starting in October for $200 that trains runners for the half Carlsbad and full San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.
West Coast Road Runners Club, San Diego
For the adventurous runner, this San Diego club, west coast road runners club offers a unique program designed to train runners for any race and all distances. The club offers five programs in Mission Bay, Carlsbad, Rancho Bernardo, Chula Vista and Temecula and includes 35 program coaches and assistant coaches, day-by-day training schedules, Saturday group run/walks, coached track sessions and educational seminars to train for any race, including all half or full marathons, from Vegas to New York.
San Diego Track Club
For the philanthropic runner, San diego track club (SDTC) is a non-profit organization and the largest running club in the county, with members who range from casual runners to elite athletes, with a mission to “support the development of distance running, track and field, and related sports in San Diego County.