MENTAL TRAINING

How to Set New Goals and Achieve Them as Life Changes

Honesty, Mental Training
In a perfect world, we would be able to continue improving our whole lives. Not just in running, but in everything; our personal development, our relationships, our compassion and love. All of it. Except life doesn’t happen that way, and actually, we probably wouldn’t want it to even if we DID have the choice, as…
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12 Ways to Deal With Injury Depression

Honesty, Mental Training
For many runners all over the US (and potentially the world), the Boston marathon is the pinnacle of their racing lives. Hitting a BQ is the ultimate goal. Although I have not raced the Boston Marathon (edit: I have now ran the Boston Marathon šŸ™‚ ), when I achieved my number one running goal of…
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How to Guide: Visualization for Runners

Mental Training
Being back at the Raleigh Relays, a meet I cherished when I was in college, brought back lots of warm memories. I always loved this event, and it gave me a great opportunity to see not only how fast time has flown by, but how far I have come. It put me back into my…
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How to Run By Feel Using the Effort Scale

Mental Training
We have all heard it; the running is 90 percent mental quote. Only 10 percent is actually about the training. Although we know deep down that the physical side of training is in fact moreĀ important than just 10%, we all know the point that quote is trying to make: The mental aspect of running can…
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How to Get Over the Fear of Losing Your Fitness

Mental Training
A struggle very close to my heart, but yet again, a struggle that is never talked about in a real way. I am going through this right now, and it sucks. I don’t even have it that bad. Firstly, if you are in the situation where you had to have 6-8 weeks of total rest…
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Why It’s Okay to Admit You Are Struggling

Mental Training
Awhile back, it came to my mind that there was a wonderful story I wrote about a few years ago about this very thing, notĀ speaking up. Sometimes it’s hard to let go of your competitiveness when you are just trying to enjoy a run or to even make the most of your run by taking…
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How Do You Make a Vision Board?

Mental Training
The new year is here and we are almost halfway through the month of January, but I think this is still a valuable exercise, and like my good friend Josh Trent said when I interviewed him, we should be focusing on habit change, not just New Years Resolutions. For that reason, you can do this…
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