Posts Tagged ‘mental toughness’

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 […]

Running in Comfort Zones

Running in Comfort Zones

Whether we like to admit it or not we are creatures that seek pleasure. Seldom do we seek out what makes us uncomfortable. In fact we tend as a society look at “those people who do enjoy pain” as deviants. Many athletes indeed push themselves. But the curious thing is that even there, most athletes […]