Dogs are awesome. I have two rescued canines; a Lab and an Akita. Both are up in years, and both love to get out and run around. In the upcoming Run Fur Fun #Anywhere5K, I’ll be running with Bella, the Akita. But I’m not doing so without knowing her limitations and having run with her in the past.
If you’re looking to run with your dog in our upcoming race, or you’re hoping your dog will be your next training partner, I suggest you do a little prep work before hitting the road.
Running is fun. Racing is stressful.
Or it’s thrilling, if you’re prepared.
We’ve all been there, facing the jitters of a timed race after weeks or even months of training. It’s the difference between sending out resumes and sitting in for a job interview, or socializing at a bar and going out on a first date. Now there are expectations, measurements, and the chance at falling flat.
But a little mental prep goes a long way to making that first race enjoyable. Whether you’re running an Anywhere5K on your own or a traditional 5K with thousands of other participants, here are some tips to remove the nerves.