Tapering Sucks. Why it Matters, and How Have a Positive Taper.

Tapering Sucks. Why it Matters, and How Have a Positive Taper.

As humans, our minds love routine. Breaking the running routine can take its mental toll. You’ve spent the last um-teen weeks training hard, accomplishing new milage each week and crushing workouts, and then, it starts going backward. That lack of feel-good endorphins and new weekly accomplishments can take a mental toll and cause taper week to feel dreadful.

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Race Day Visualization Strategies

Race Day Visualization Strategies

Physical training is just a part of race day success. Mental training is equally important. One of the quickest ways to train your mind for race day is through race day visualization. With this process, you picture the various parts of the day and potential feelings, obstacles, scenarios, etc., while assuring yourself of your success in those areas. We will explain the process to achieving a strong, focused mind below, as well as some quick tips for when the going gets tough.

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Positive Mindset = Positive Race Results

Positive Mindset = Positive Race Results

There are many, many of us runners who have set out into a race with out sights and hopes high, only to hit a snag somewhere along the way. Suddenly, our positive mindset has turned and is battling against every thought with doubt and dread, flooding our brainwaves with “no, I can’t/won’t” thoughts.

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Before and After Your Race: Ensuring Long Term Success

Before and After Your Race: Ensuring Long Term Success

Preparing for a race takes time. There are lots of moving parts that need to be managed in order for the day to go as smoothly as possible. Using the experiences of athletes and coaches, we’ve put together this list for you to ease the mental stress and keep everything on track so that your can have your best race yet!

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