Conquer the Beast!

Running Tip #18. Look forward to the Beast showing up during a hard training session or race. The Beast takes the form of a stitch, cramp, heavy legs, or a mental block. Get it under control and have a friendly fight to show who's boss. This is often both mental and physical. You can't hate the Beast and expect to conquer it: "The only way to truly conquer something is to love it." (Born to Run).