I was flipping through a Fitness magazine when I found this interesting article about Reg Park. For those who don’t know who he is, Arnold Schwarzenegger often refers to Reg Park as his childhood idol and the greatest inspiration and influence on his own bodybuilding and life successes.
According to Reg, an effective training program focuses on increasing confidence. You should feel strong, empowered, and ready to take on the world after each workout. If you feel weak and defeated, then you’re doing something wrong.
I think that advice also applies to us runners, if after your run you feel excessively tired, bored, want to give up and are asking yourself “why the hell am I doing this?” May be you are doing the wrong thing ; running too fast or running too much beyond your ability.
The best way to be a better runner is to start small, first develop your cardiovascular then focus on speed endurance.