Marathon Tips: Running Injuries, Anxiety, and More

Attack of the Nagging Fears

What are you afraid of? Injury? Blisters? The wall? Whatever it is, there's a way to fight back when running anxiety strikes

Falling Off the Treadmill

The Fix: Pay attention!

That’s the best way to avoid this painful but common mishap, which is also painfully embarrassing in a crowded gym, says Gregory Florez, an American Council on Exercise spokesperson and CEO of First Fitness in Salt Lake City. "As you run, look straight ahead. Don't watch TV, don't talk on the phone, definitely don't text. And periodically check where your feet are on the belt to ensure you aren't drifting back." Before you start, locate the large "kill" button, which stops the treadmill, and punch it the moment you begin to fall if you ever do.

Think Positive: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." —Confucius

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