Posts Tagged ‘mental edge’

Runners Cheat

Runners Cheat

Come on admit it. Runners cheat. Step away from the auto-excuse button and just see it for what it is. I’m not talking about performance enhancing drugs or blood doping. I’m talking about runners and their behaviors. What behaviors? The ones that get us all in trouble though we hate to admit it. We shorten, […]

Mental Toughness Myth #1 – “I’ll think tough the week of the race”

Mental Toughness Myth #1 – “I’ll think tough the week of the race”

A funny thing happened on the way to the meet one day. A couple runners asked me how they could be more “mentally tough” in the race that weekend. It’s not uncommon that an athlete believes that being mentally tough is like flipping a switch. So the switch has been in the “off” position for […]

Mental Toughness

Mental Toughness

“It is mental power that separates the exceptional from the very good. When athletes are lining up to compete against each other at a high level, there will be nothing to choose between them, talent for talent, training for training. What separates them is what goes on behind the eyes” Franck Dick. Former coach to […]

Release the Beast Within

Release the Beast Within

I’ve come to just enjoy this term – “beast”. My step-son and his circle of friends brought it to my world quite a number of years ago. (I don’t know where they got it or if they invented the term. But they introduced me to the term.) It’s come to encompass an entire concept for […]