You can’t worry your way to success

With anti-worry hints added

We Run and Ride

By Christopher Cudworth

Getting to the finish requires us to dispense with worry. Getting to the finish requires us to dispense with worry.

Insecurity is not the friend of any endurance athlete. When we’re fit we worry that we’re not fit enough. When we’re unfit we worry if we can get fit in time for the next big events. When we’re somewhere in between we worry that the events in which we’ve chosen to participate are a bit too challenging. Our goals make us worry. Expectations too.

All those worries, and for what? Pretty much all we can actually do is take the fitness we have and apply it the best we can. That’s true in running, cycling or triathlon. You can’t worry your way to wonderful performances.

I learned that lesson years ago during the runup to the Prairie State Games, a quasi-Olympic event held in the state of Illinois.

I’d qualified easily in the 5000 meters event by winning…

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About Christopher Cudworth

Christopher Cudworth is a content producer, writer and blogger with more than 25 years’ experience in B2B and B2C marketing, journalism, public relations and social media. Connect with Christopher on Twitter: @genesisfix07 and blogs at, and Online portfolio:
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