We often go through life and our sport moving from event to event without doing intentional work around learning and growth. No matter the outcome of your experiences, there's always something to gain - if you take the time to look in the mirror and reflect. Through reflection, we become more process-oriented, feel more in control, and gain motivation and confidence to make changes. Ask yourself these questions to reflect on your year and determine how you'd like to move forward.
As a woman, what is something you've recently told yourself that you can't do? Whether it's running a certain distance, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, getting promoted at work, or managing the house, your family, and yourself all at once -- you can. It's important to address these beliefs in order to think more rationally, which promotes better emotions, mental flexibility, and improvements in well-being and performance. Here's how.
Getting ready for your next marathon or half marathon? Add a little MAGIC to your preparation and race day using these mental strategies so that you'll enjoy the course, feel ready to handle challenges that may come up, and be proud of yourself for going the distance.
Competing as an older athlete comes with a unique set of opportunities and challenges. If you are a master's athlete preparing to lace up for upcoming races or meets, here are a few mental strategies to help you set and achieve meaningful goals.
How do I become more confident as a runner? Confidence is not something you either have or you don't. Learn how to build your belief in your abilities over time through your training to leverage on race day.
Marathons are all about respecting the distance - while learning proper form, creating a training plan, knowing techniques to stave off injury, and staying disciplined for months. Here are some tips to tackle 26.2!
We all have thoughts that work against us. Have you ever considered what these thoughts do to us during a run? The good news is that we can have complete control over our self-talk with a little awareness and practice - of stop, drop, and roll.